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First ShelterBoxes Arrive in Port au Prince - Pictures and Footage

LONDON, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive later today.

The ShelterBox Response Team of David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK), who have been in Haiti's capital since Thursday, took delivery of the first ShelterBoxes at Port au Prince airport yesterday.

The team say twelve of these boxes will be used to build an emergency field hospital at the airport.

'We are helping build a field hospital with these tents at the airport,' said Mark Pearson. 'These are desperate conditions, amputations are happening every half hour. There's an urgent need for tents at hospitals and this is our first priority.'

ShelterBox Head of Operations John Leach said: 'The safety of our staff in Haiti is of paramount importance.

'We are working with the agencies on the ground to ensure that ShelterBoxes are not only distributed speedily and efficiently, but that our team on the ground is able to work in a safe environment.'

Hundreds more boxes are due to arrive into Port au Prince later today from Miami on a chartered aircraft. Thousands more ShelterBoxes are being packed and shipped from ShelterBox HQ in the UK.

ShelterBox Founder and CEO Tom Henderson said: 'The devastation in Haiti has moved everyone here. We now have our boxes on the ground and it's a privilege to help. The scale of devastation is huge.

'By the sheer grit and determination of our staff and volunteers we have been able to respond in record time. Our thanks go to the teams of volunteers, as well as to our donors, who have allowed us to do this.

'ShelterBox relies entirely on public donations and people's generosity. We receive no institutional funding and no DEC money. I'd urge, if you can, to help us.'

Public donations are vital to ShelterBox's continuing work around the world. To make a donation please ring +44(0)300-0300-500 or go to to donate online and get the latest updates on the charity's response to the Haiti earthquake.

If you can help support ShelterBox's work around the globe in any way, great or small, please click here.

*For footage of ShelterBoxes arriving in Port au Prince and interviews with our team on the ground in Haiti, ring Angelina Lambourn on +44(0)1326-569782 or +44(0)7833-050295

    Veronica Miller

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