Canadian to head Red Cross mission in Haiti

Jean-Pierre Tachereau to lead an international team of volunteers

The Red Cross has appointed a Canadian official to head the agency’s relief effort in Haiti. Jean-Pierre Tachereau currently runs emergency responses for the Canadian Red Cross and will help the humanitarian body pull together an international team, composed of 60 volunteers from 10 countries. The team will be equipped with portable water and sanitation treatment plants. It plans to fly into the neighbouring Dominican Republic, and then drive across the Haitian border.

Canadian Press

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