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Development Cooperation presented a motion in Parliament to establish lines of cooperation with the earthquake victims in Haiti (20/01/2010)

The Department for Development Cooperation has filed a motion in Parliament for the City of Totana express its condolences and solidarity with the people of Haiti to the terrible catastrophe suffered, calling on society to assist totanera lines of action that put in place in the municipality.

Also, through the proposal seeks to urge the National Government to be allocated the necessary assistance to alleviate the effects of the disaster in Haiti and to urge the Ministry of Social Policy, Women and Immigration in order to articulate the coordinated in support of those affected by this disaster.

In this regard, the proposal includes the Plenary Council agreed the promotion and coordination of actions to promote solidarity and cooperation of citizens in our town to support materially the Haitian people at this time, calling on society to collaborate totanera through

Councilman Development Cooperation, Juan Carrion, pointed out that Haiti's earthquake was registered on January 12, 2010, - at 4:53:09 PM local time at epicenter (21:53:09 UTC), with epicenter 15 km from Port au Prince, Haiti's capital.

According to the United States Geological Survey the earthquake would have had a magnitude of 7.3 degrees and would have generated at a depth of 10 kilometers.

It has also pointed out that Haiti is the poorest country of America, characterized by having about 80 percent of its population below the poverty line (54% live in extreme poverty), subsistence economy, ie They live almost to feed, the remittances received from migrants represent 40% of its GDP to benefit slightly more than 900,000 families.

This country is ranked 149 of 182 countries by Human Development Index, which raises concerns especially in the ability of hospitals and basic health and first aid to deal with a catastrophic earthquake of this magnitude.

For this reason, and after a natural disaster like that caused by the earthquake that recently hit Haiti, the mayor said that "international assistance is crucial in the early days, especially if it affects the country 'poorest of America , which already work for years many NGOs, the continuity of this support is vital to overcome this terrible label of poverty, violence and social injustice. "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: archivo

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