Iberia joins aid effort forweather-ravaged Caribbean

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24 September 2004 MADRID - Iberia Airlines is to offer the Spanish Red Cross free transport for humanitarian aid destined for Haiti and the Domincian Republic where Tropical Storm Jeanne left many thousands of people homeless, the airline said Friday. An airline spokesperson said the carrier would transport some 30 metric tonnes of desperately needed aid to the Caribbean nations along with two water purifying plants and rescue equipment for the Dominican Republic. Humanitarian aid in the form of water, fo

24 September 2004
 
MADRID - Iberia Airlines is to offer the Spanish Red Cross free transport for humanitarian aid destined for Haiti and the Domincian Republic where Tropical Storm Jeanne left many thousands of people homeless, the airline said Friday.
 
An airline spokesperson said the carrier would transport some 30 metric tonnes of desperately needed aid to the Caribbean nations along with two water purifying plants and rescue equipment for the Dominican Republic.
 
Humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, tents and medical supplies has been pouring into the two countries which share the island of Hispaniola since Jeanne struck earlier this week.
 
Officials in Haiti said as many as 2,000 people may have been killed in the flooding triggered by Jeanne's torrential rains. At least 4,000 homes were destroyed in the city of Gonaives, located in one of the worst-hit areas.
 
Over the past two days there have been scenes of panic as desperate Haitians fought humanitarian workers for food and clean drinking water being distributed from centres guarded by international peace-keeping troops.
 
Last July, an Iberia Airlines in-house aid organization operated by the carrier's employees, Mano a Mano, shipped more than 30 metric tonnes of food and medical supplies to Haiti and the Dominican Republic following heavy flooding in May.
 
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