Friday, 28. November 2014
19. 01. 10. - 16:00
By Lisa Chapman
Only one Austrian remains missing in Haiti, People’s Party (ÖVP) Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said today (Tues).
He said: "We have made contact with all but one of them," adding the missing person may not have been in Haiti when last week’s earthquake occurred.
The foreign ministry added that the last missing Austrian was a woman who had been living in Port-au-Prince.
The only Austrian casualty of the quake was a 61-year-old woman born in Linz.
The German Development Service (DED) – a resources company working with governments and NGOs – said last week that Waltraud Dominique, who was one of its workers, had been killed when a wall collapsed on top of her.
Spindelegger also said today that Austria was ready to contribute 1.3 million Euros in assistance to Haiti for supplies and medicine. He was unable to say whether and how much Austria would contribute to Haiti’s rebuilding.
Meanwhile the Austrian Red Cross (ÖRK) was due to send six workers to Haiti today to set up a water and sanitary station for 20,000 people, the organisation said.
Two ÖRK workers have been in Haiti since Sunday to prepare for the experts’ arrival.
An aircraft with 20 tonnes of equipment and two all-terrain vehicles was to depart Vienna International Airport (VIA) at 3pm today.
The ÖRK workers’ main goal will be to prevent outbreaks of epidemics in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.
The Red Cross, Austrian Catholic charity Caritas’s and the CARE charity have set up accounts for donations which can be made to:
CARE: PSK 1.236.000 (BLZ 60.000) – password: "Haiti";
Caritas: PSK 7.700 004, (BLZ 60.000) – password: "Erdbeben Haiti"; and
Austrian Red Cross (Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz): PSK: 2.345.000 (BLZ 60.000) - password: Erdbeben Haiti.
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