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Haiti: Earthquakes

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing to British citizens in Haiti following the recent earthquake in that country. (311444)

Our ambassador and consular staff from our embassy in neighbouring Dominican Republic have been deployed in Haiti since the day after the earthquake, providing support to our honorary consul in Port-au-Prince. An eight-man Rapid Deployment Team has been sent to provide additional support to British nationals affected by the disaster. Our staff have been making every effort to contact all British nationals in Haiti to ensure their welfare and provide assistance to those who wish to leave the country.