As such, Romania joins the international community efforts, answering the appeal for immediate assistance made by the United Nations Organization on Jan. 15. Romania also takes part, as a European Union member state, in the efforts made at Community level to answer the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. The European Commission announced on Jan. 18 the allocation from the Community emergency budget an amount of 30 million euros to Haiti, to which contributions of 100 million euros will be added for immediate action, destined to the restoration of the governmental infrastructure and 200 million euros for the country’s reconstruction and development.
Romania takes part with a contingent of 21 policemen in the UN Mission in Haiti and as such will also contribute to the normalization efforts in this country, Muntean said. The earthquake on Jan. 12, in Haiti, resulted in 75,000 dead, 250,000 wounded and more than one million homeless, announced on Tuesday the Haitian Department for civil protection.