The Icelandic search and rescue team, which has been searching for survivors of the earthquakes on Haiti for the past week, is now on its way back to Iceland. A large part of its equipment was left behind to be used for emergency relief.
The Icelandic camp in Haiti. Courtesy of ICE-SAR.
Among equipment left behind was part of the camp, which is being used as a control center for an international emergency team. The houses in the area are damaged and unstable and so all organization must take place in tents, a press release describes.
In addition to tents, the Icelandic team donated motor generators, tables and benches, beds and kitchen equipment. The Icelandic government will support the team in purchasing new tents, Fréttabladid reports.
The Icelandic team members will have a ten to 12 hour stopover in the Bahamas to rest and receive crisis counseling before continuing to Iceland, where they are expected to land tonight.
A powerful aftershock hit Haiti yesterday but the damage is minimal.
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