Norway sends emergency medical team to Haiti after earthquake

In response to Haiti’s urgent need for medical assistance following a devastating earthquake, Norway is supporting the country with an emergency medical team.

Haiti has experienced massive devastation caused by an earthquake, and damage was intensified by a tropical storm that arrived two days later. 

Norway will support Haiti's recovery operations with an expanded emergency medical team called Nor EMT. This team includes health, logistics, operations, and security personnel. After Norway has completed the medical mission, the gear will be donated to the Haitian medical system. 

Nor EMT consists of expertly trained personnel, which can treat more than 100 patients per day. The team can be quickly deployed to respond to emergencies such as natural disasters and serious outbreaks of disease if the UN,  EU, individual countries request assistance.

Press release – Norwegian Government