A concert to support earthquake victims in Haiti will be held in the nightclub NASA in central Reykjavík tonight. Both established musicians and newcomers will play during the concert, which is organized by Arnar Már Fridriksson and Birgir Saevarsson.
From Haiti. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.
Participating artists are Páll Óskar, Stefán Hilmarsson, Jóhanna Gudrún, Buff, Helga Möller and Jóhann Helgason, Dikta, Dalton, Ragnheidur Gröndal, Haffi Haff, Erpur Eyvindarson, Fridrik Ómar, Jógvan, Birgitta Haukdal, Hreimur, Mammút, Silfur, Trúton, Böddi and the two organizers.
The house opens at 7 pm and tickets cost ISK 1,000 (USD 8, EUR 5.6). All profits will go to the Red Cross, Morgunbladid reports.
Members of the Reykjavík City Council decided unanimously yesterday to spend ISK 100 per city resident on emergency relief in Haiti: ISK 12 million (USD 96,000, EUR 67,000). The Red Cross will be entrusted with the amount’s deployment.
Search and rescue teams in Haiti managed to save three people from collapsed buildings yesterday, an elderly woman, a woman in her twenties and a 15-day-old baby girl. Her mother also survived the disaster and describes her daughter’s rescue as a miracle, visir.is reports.
Around 90 people have been saved from the rubble of collapsed buildings since a series of earthquakes hit on Tuesday last week. Around 70,000 bodies have been buried.
The Icelandic search and rescue team in Haiti is now preparing its return to Iceland. An airplane from Iceland Express departed for Haiti early this morning to pick up the team, whose arrival in Iceland is scheduled for tomorrow evening.
However, the team will continue searching for survivors until then. Experienced search and rescue team members in the control center of ICE-SAR in Iceland helps the team prepare by going through new pictures of Port-au-Prince on Google Earth that were taken after the earthquakes hit, mbl.is reports.
Click here to read about their efforts.