Costa Rica supporting humanitarian aid to Haiti
The plane will bring humanitarian aid to Haiti for those affected by the recent earthquake.
Yesterday afternoon, a Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker from the Chilean Air Force arrived at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) from Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The mission of the visit is to transport humanitarian aid to Haiti for those affected by the recent 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake has killed nearly 2,000 people, while Tropical Storm Grace has caused additional damage and hampered rescue efforts.
The KC-135 left Chile carrying 16 tons of food, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid to Port-au-Prince. It then flew to the San José area to pick up more supplies from Costa Rica and other countries in the region.
Costa Rica is reportedly collaborating with 10 tons of cargo, comprising food and medical supplies.
“We stand together in solidarity with Haiti,” said President Carlos Alvarado. “In coordination with Chile, we ship from Costa Rica humanitarian aid, given the situation faced by the recent earthquake.
“Thank you President Sebastián Piñera for the initiative. I urge the international community to support the Haitian people.”
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