[Blackstudies-l] Disaster brings Dominicans and Haitians together

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Oct 11 23:09:43 EDT 2016


ivetteromero posted: " Dominican Today reports that the government of the
Dominican Republic started sending humanitarian aid for victims of
Hurricane Matthew in neighboring Haiti, after the presidents of both
countries met in Port-au-Prince to discuss the aid needed. Presid"
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*Dominican Today reports that the government of the Dominican Republic
started sending humanitarian aid for victims of Hurricane Matthew in
neighboring Haiti, after the presidents of both countries met in
Port-au-Prince to discuss the aid needed.*

Presidency Social Plan director Iris Guaba said 30 trucks with cargo of
food, water, medicines and products for the repair and construction of
housing Tuesday night would arrive at the Jimaní border crossing, from
where Haiti authorities are set to start distributing it Wednesday morning.

President Danilo Medina announced the aid in a visit to Haiti on Sunday
when he met with Haiti counterpart Jocelerme Privert to agree on the most
urgent supplies.

It's the second time Dominican Republic sends massive humanitarian aid to
Haiti. After the devastating earthquake of 2010 the Dominican government
and civil society provided medical services, food and technicians to repair
infrastructure, especially telecommunications.

In that regard, Guaba said Public Works Ministry crews will start
rebuilding roads and bridges in Haiti's southwest peninsula, where Matthew
caused major damage and destroyed thousands of homes. She said the
government had sent several mobile kitchens to Haiti and a Dominican Navy
ship will arrive Wednesday with humanitarian aid to areas still cut off in
that country.

*Disputes and cooperation*

The Hispaniola nations have a long history of diplomatic, trade and
immigration disputes, but natural disasters and epidemics spur cooperation.

"Helping Haiti is to help the Dominican people," said Presidency
Administrative minister Jose Ramon Peralta on Monday.

For original article, see http://www.dominicantoday.com/
dr/local/2016/10/11/60901/Disaster-again-brings-Dominicans-and-Haitians-
together
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