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Iceland Offers to Help with Evacuation from Haiti

The Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs has offered to assist in evacuating foreign nationals from Haiti with an airplane which is leaving the capital, Port-au-Prince, tonight at 6:30 pm local time.

The Landsbjörg (ICE-SAR) international crisis response team. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.

The plane was chartered to deploy a 37 member Icelandic search and rescue team for Haiti, following the devastating earthquake which hit on Tuesday, a press release from the Foreign Ministry reads.

The offer has been extended to all foreign embassies in Iceland, within the United Nations and the European Union.

Authorities in the United States, Sweden and Denmark have already accepted the offer for their nationals. The deadline to do so expires tonight at 6 pm local time (23:00 GMT).

There will be a stopover in Nassau, Bahamas, before the plane heads to Iceland.

Click here to read more about the Icelandic search and rescue team being deployed to Haiti.

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