Equatorial Guinea Pledges $2M USD for Relief and Humanitarian Aid to Earthquake Victims in Haiti

Jan 16, 2010, 14:22 ET from Republic of Equatorial Guinea

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, today announced that the Government of Equatorial Guinea has pledged $2 million USD for relief aid to help those affected by the recent 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Republic of Haiti. He released the following statement today expressing solidarity and support of his country and its people for the victims of this natural disaster.

"The people of Equatorial Guinea and our government are deeply saddened and concerned by the extreme devastation and loss of life that has occurred in Haiti as a result of this terrible earthquake. We are joining the international community in pledging our support to those affected so they can receive adequate medical care, food, water and shelter in this moment of great need. Although our two countries are separated by an ocean, Equatorial Guinea stands with the victims in Haiti in this time of distress and chaos. We vow our commitment to the recovery efforts in Haiti and strongly encourage all of our international partners and foreign governments to do the same."

The funds pledged by the Equatorial Guinean government, like those of other foreign governments, will be transmitted to Haiti with the help of the United Nations.

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SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea