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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic agreed  to help the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) in relief operations during disasters, the Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.

Foreign Minister Carlos Morales and UNDP representative in the country Valerie Julliand signed the agreement, via which the Dominican Government will contribute to the quick delivery of international humanitarian assistance to populations affected by disasters.

In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the agreement provides special treatment for the import, export and transit of relief consignments such as food, medicine, clothing, water, as well as for the necessary equipment for the assistance effort.

Julliand hailed "Dominican Republic‘s spirit of cooperation" and said the country "knows the humanitarian role nations must play, as exemplarily evidenced three years ago during the earthquake in Haiti."

Morales reaffirmed Dominican government’s "constant readiness to help and serve, either within the island, the Caribbean or Central America."

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Written by: RobertoJose, 17 Jan 2013 3:35 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
How can we help with a disaster relief program, if the the dominican republic can't help itself with its own current disaster left by the storm Leonel.
Written by: josean, 17 Jan 2013 3:37 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Home RUN Bobby Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Written by: ohhhvictor, 17 Jan 2013 4:22 PM
From: United States
The fact that DR is capable of running relief operations according to U.N. is remarkable.There were outstanding improvement with Leonel administration in disaster relief preparations.

Dominicans were the major supporters of outstanding relief operations in hurricanes and flood in emergencies situation in other countries affected by natural disaster and lately by last earthquake in Haiti.

The coordination of Defenza civil and Dominican Red Cross and Dominican authorities has been outstanding in relief situation of Dominican citizens , like river floods, hurricane preparation , food , water and medicine supplies etc, etc..

Dominicans are well prepared with equipment to handle situations like crisis management, rescue missions, etc

Defenza civil have the Unidad Nacional de Respuesta Inmediata (U.N.D.R.I) very well prepared with a lot of active member trained to take care of emergency operations nationally and in foreign countries as well

Thank God for PLD !
Written by: josean, 17 Jan 2013 4:40 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


Speaking of Disasters!


Written by: josean, 17 Jan 2013 4:51 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

"There were outstanding improvement with Leonel administration in disaster relief preparations."


I guess the UN didn't know about this "Excellent Job" by Narco Lie-onel, eh Ms. Vickey!


Ambulances sitting idle

There is a major problem in the country with a shortage of ambulances in hospitals such as Dario Contreras, Moscoso Puello, Luis Eduardo Aybar, Juan Pablo Pina, Rafael J. Manon, San Vicente de Paul, Boca Chica Maternity, Luis Morillo King and others.

The Minister of Public Health, Freddy Hidalgo, said that the 50 ambulances that can be seen parked at the baseball stadium in the capital, were bought during the last government and have not been assigned to the hospitals because they are changing the system of transporting patients. He said that he hoped more ambulances would arrive next month.

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Written by: josean, 17 Jan 2013 4:54 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

He said that the reason for the delay in issuing them is that they will no long transfer passengers in an ambulance without any form of assistance for the patient during the journey and added that a system for distributing the ambulances to the emergency centers has been created by the Ministry with two already working, one in Higuey and one in Barahona.

He went on to say that in the next few days they would distribute the ambulances to the main hospitals.

However, according to El Caribe, the ambulances parked in Quisqueya stadium have deteriorated due to prolonged exposure to the elements.

THE TIRES ARE FLAT, THE PAINT IS RUSTING AND PEELING OFF AND IT APPEARS THAT SOME HAVE HAD PARTS ROBBED.

PLD efficiency at its Best!

DR1


Written by: RobertoJose, 17 Jan 2013 5:10 PM
From: United States, FREEPORT, Long Island......blues, stripe bass and now doormats
Leonel did very well with our taxes in haiti with that school he built for 30million dollars...so well that he was met by a mob.

Yet we still need other countries to build our roads, bridges and help with feeding our children in school.

Oh yeah, did you thank the PLD for the lack of payment to the electrical companies as well. Then again they was probably confused while confusing everyone else on that payment...
Written by: Danilo, 17 Jan 2013 5:23 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
"Ambulances sitting idle"

That's pretty sad, especially since they're more like hospital-on-wheels, here's a photo of them:
elcaribe.com.do/2013/01/17/ambulancias-sin-uso-espera-plan

Don't worry, Danilo will take a tour of each one of these and assign them himself.
Written by: Danilo, 17 Jan 2013 5:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
RobertoJose,

Hoy por ti, mañana por mí. We're perceived as having more than haiti, so if we don't give we'll look selfish.

Also, why only help out Haiti, when Haiti wont provide us with anything during a disaster. Let's give to those that will have our backs when the next hurricane hits us.
Written by: RoyStone, 18 Jan 2013 7:15 AM
From: Australia
Disaster relief or disaster creation?
Written by: dreadlocks, 22 Jan 2013 12:01 PM
From: United States
says victor

Written by: ohhhvictor, 17 Jan 2013 4:22 PM
From: United States
The fact that DR is capable of running relief operations according to U.N. is remarkable.There were outstanding improvement with Leonel administration in disaster relief preparations.


does your welfare case worker know that you are on the PLD payroll as a paid moron?
Written by: josean, 22 Jan 2013 1:40 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016

Dr.Dread I don't know about being a paid PLD STOOGE but definitely about being a MORON!


Written by: RoyStone, 22 Jan 2013 8:11 PM
From: Australia
Dready, ohhhvictor is right about Leonel's administration -
after every every earthquake, hurricane or tsunami scare, he promptly held a meeting. Also he regularly attended conferences on these, accompanied by his full entourage, overseas.
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