|Colombia: Humanitarian Aid to Earthquake Victims in Haiti|
Colombia sent to Haiti almost two thousand tons of humanitarian aid and more than a million dollars in cash, according to the Interior Ministry. The latest shipment—totalling 70 tons—left the Catam Military Base in an U.S. Air Force plane on 27 January.
The South American country has sent to Haiti 148 rescue workers with various specialties, especially in the area of health, including general practitioners, orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, nurses and nursing assistants.
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, from its Country Office in Colombia, has developed a series of actions, including:
On Saturday 23 January PAHO/WHO developed in conjunction with OCHA the Haiti CrisisCamp workshop, involving volunteers in the areas of development, design and communication.
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization