Countries coming forward to assist Haiti as Death toll rises after earthquake

Aftermath the effects of the 7.2 magnitudes of the earthquake in Haiti, various countries are coming forward to provide assistance in such crucial times. On Thursday, the United States government sent the warship USS Arlington to offer humanitarian assistance, and the US Coast Guard was carrying the injured from Les Cayes to the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

Haiti: Aftermath the effects of the 7.2 magnitudes of the earthquake in Haiti, various countries are coming forward to provide assistance in such crucial times. On Thursday, the United States government sent the warship USS Arlington to offer humanitarian assistance, and the US Coast Guard was carrying the injured from Les Cayes to the capital city of Port-au-Prince.

The US government is coordinating with the Haitian authorities to ascertain the final death toll and the damage extent caused by the earthquake. Besides this, France has also sent its ship with humanitarian cargo, a helicopter, and 25 soldiers. 

According to the national civil protection agency, on Wednesday, 12,200 people were injured in the latest earthquake, and almost 53,000 homes are completely destroyed. According to the US Geological Survey assessment projection, there might be more than 10,000 deaths. 

The country has seen devastating destruction after the earthquake. As per to the catastrophe modelling firm Karen Clark & Co., the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, which hit Haiti on August 14, 2021, will likely cost insurers around $250 million. In comparison, the insured losses are estimated at $250 million.  

The civil protection agency has further informed and added that 332 people had been reported missing, and rescue operations were ongoing.

The Caribbean island is already battling the COVID-19 outbreak, gang violence, poverty, political chaos, and uncertainty. Recently, the nation witnessed the death of its President Jovenel Moise in the month of July. 

This all has worsened the current situation of the Caribbean island. 

In addition, last month, the wife of President Jovenel Moise, Martine Moise, has hinted at her candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections in the country. The Haitian government has taken the decision to postpone the presidential elections to the month of November this year. This is the third time that the election in Haiti has been postponed. 

Earlier, the elections were postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the island country started its first COVID-19 vaccination drive.