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Disaster Response Team relocates main outpost to Las Americas International Airport in Dominican Republic

Summary

Deutsche Post DHL has moved its main Disaster Response Team outpost from Haiti to the Las Americas International Airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The team continues to unload humanitarian aid flights daily totaling over 100 tons of relief goods per day including cases of water and medical supplies.

The Disaster Response Team (DRT)

is managing a 3000 sq. meter warehouse for other non-goverment organisations (NGOs) to store and sort incoming aid. has flown five forklifts into Santo Domingo from Caracas, Venezuela to help transfer air goods from aircraft pallets to container trucks bound for Haiti. is stressing the importance that all cargo flights have pre-arranged onward transportation from the Dominican Republic into Haiti as warehouse capabilities are extremely limited and all ground transportation needs to be escorted.

DHL DRT partners with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in the area of Disaster Management and will continue the strong collaboration to support humanitarian efforts in Haiti.