Mexican Navy Delivers Earthquake Relief Supplies to Haiti

September 3, 2021 – The Government of Mexico reaffirms its solidarity with Haiti after the effects caused by the earthquake that shook the Caribbean country, with the arrival yesterday of the ships ARM “PAPALOAPAN” (A-411) and ARM “LIBERTADOR” (BAL-02 ), of the Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR).

These ships transported 1,729 tons of food, including pantries, personal hygiene items, clothing, tents, medicines and medical supplies such as face masks; in addition to a container with a mobile hospital, which will be very useful to serve the population considering the serious damage suffered by the country’s health infrastructure.

The ships set sail on August 27 from the port of Veracruz, thus fulfilling the instruction of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to send humanitarian aid. In this sense, a joint work strategy was organized to attract food from the private initiative, various organizations and Mexicans who made contributions in different collection centers, demonstrating a high sense of solidarity.

The actions were carried out in a coordinated manner between the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE), Ministry of the Navy (Semar), Ministry of National Defense (Sedena), Ministry of Health (SS), National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), a team that was joined by the Mexican Embassy in Haiti.

During the arrival ceremony and start of delivery of humanitarian aid to Haiti, led by Ambassador José Luis Alvarado González, representative of Mexico in Haiti, attended by Sofia Loreus, Minister of Health of Haiti; Jerry Chandler, Director General of Civil Protection of Haiti; Ambassador Beausoleil Sam, Director General of the Ministry of Relations of Haiti; Gabriel García Rodríguez, director of special emergency teams; Vladimir Tovar Pérez, deputy director of State and Municipal Civil Protection Programs; Denisse Eréndira Celis Peña, representative of AMEXCID; Captain CG DEM. Miguel Espinosa Pacheco, Commander of the Haiti Humanitarian Aid Task Force and Captain of the CG Frigate Iván Cuauhtémoc Santos Álvarez, Commander of the ARM ship “PAPALOAPAN” (A-411).

The Government of Mexico reiterates its fraternity with a brotherly people of the Caribbean that today is going through a pressing moment, and joins international organizations and other countries that have demonstrated their solidarity with the population and authorities of Haiti.

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