The Spanish foreign ministry announced on Saturday that Spain will send 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Haiti, which was rocked by a devastating earthquake.
The humanitarian cargo comprises 21 tonnes of medical supplies, shelter tarpaulins, cooking kits, and water-cleaning supplies, as well as 10 tonnes of help from several humanitarian organizations, including the Spanish Red Cross, Action Against Hunger, and Médecins du Monde.
A total of 250,000 euros (approximately $292,000) has been awarded to Haiti by the Spanish Agency for international development cooperation.
A devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, killing over 2,000 people. Over 12,000 individuals were injured in various degrees, and more than 300 people are still missing.
Many countries, including the United States, EU members, Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela, have already dispatched humanitarian aid to Haiti, but the country’s officials estimate that up to 600,000 Haitians still require assistance.