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Brazil to send humanitarian mission to Haiti after “tragic” earthquake

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government on Thursday (19) announced that it will send a humanitarian mission to Haiti to assist victims of the earthquake of August 14, which has killed some 2,200 people and injured over 12,000 in that country.

The Brazilian delegation is scheduled to leave for Port-au-Prince next weekend, "with the purpose of taking personnel and support material," in reaction to the tragedy caused by the earthquake, the government said in a note.

Rescue teams specialized in urban landslides will be part of the mission, which will also take "medicine kits and . . .

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