ODPEM ends col­lec­tions for Haiti re­lief

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

THE OF­FICE of Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Emer­gency Management (ODPEM), in a re­lease to the me­dia yes­ter­day, said that it has now ended all col­lec­tions of do­nated items for Haiti.

“All items re­ceived have been pack­aged, and the fi­nal ship­ment will be dis­patched to Haiti on Satur­day, Novem­ber 12, 2016. The ves­sel is due to ar­rive in Haiti on Mon­day, Novem­ber 14, 2016,” the re­lease stated.

“This fol­lows the ac­tiv­ity on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 30, 2016, when the ODPEM dis­patched two 20ft con­tain­ers of hu­man­i­tar­ian re­lief sup­plies to Haiti. Both con­tain­ers ar­rived in Haiti on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 31. The con­tain­ers were packed with items do­nated by the peo­ple of Ja­maica and re­lief sup­plies from the Caribbean Dis­as­ter Emer­gency Management Agency (CDEMA)/CARICOM. The two con­tain­ers weighed ap­prox­i­mately 18,079kg. They con­tained non­per­ish­able food items, drinks, per­sonal hy­giene prod­ucts, baby for­mula, di­a­pers, baby wipes, and house­hold items. The to­tal cost of the items is val­ued at J$ 8.2 mil­lion.”

The sup­plies were de­liv­ered with the kind fa­cil­i­ta­tion of Maersk Ship­ping Line through the World Food Pro­gramme and CDEMA.

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