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China Announces 20 Mln Yuan Additional Aid to Haiti

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China Thursday said it would provide tents worth 20 million yuan (US$2.92 million) in additional aid to quake-ravaged Haiti, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

China would try to deliver the tents to Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince in May before its rainy season, said MOC spokesman Yao Jian.

With the 20 million yuan of additional aid, China has so far altogether provided humanitarian aid worth 93 million yuan in cash, materials and other supplies to the Caribbean country, after it was hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on January 12, which had killed more than 222,500 people so far.

China also sent a medical team consisting of 40 military medical professionals to Haiti in January. The team returned to China on February 10.

(Xinhua News Agency February 26, 2010)