Haiti: Death toll of earthquake rises to 2,207; 53,000 homes damaged

The death toll of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake is continuously rising in Haiti; the current statistics of the Civil Protection Agency shows that around 2,207 individuals died in the quake.

Haiti: The death toll of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake is continuously rising in Haiti; the current statistics of the Civil Protection Agency shows that around 2,207 individuals died in the quake.

Haiti’s agency has also stated the missing number of individuals, which is 344. While more than 12,268 people have been injured.

It is estimated that this earthquake that occurred on 14 August 2021 destroyed around 53,000 houses of people. The people of the vulnerable nation

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of the Caribbean are already facing various problems such as – gang violence, political chaos, poverty, health disasters and numerous others.

This destruction by the earthquake has worsened the current situation of Haiti. Standing in these challenging times with the impoverished island, various nations and international/national organisations are coming forward to assist the nation.

The United States-based aid agency named – Samaritan’s Purse opened a field hospital on Saturday, but at the same time, the authorities are struggling with security at distribution points. Gangs of Haiti have hijacked support trucks, and extreme crowds have scuffled over bags of food.

Last month, the island witnessed the assassination of their President Jovenel Moise. The nation did not heal from the pain that new challenges knocked on the door of the island, making the situation more graver.

Despite this, Tropical Storm Grace brought heavy rains and mudslides to the Caribbean island, creating problems in the evacuation of the earthquake. Devastating Photos of the earthquake has been surfacing the whole internet.

The island recently received its first donation of the COVID-19 vaccine and started its initial vaccination drive to tackle the contagious COVID-19 mutant. Besides this, the Haitian government recently announced that the presidential elections had been postponed to the month of November this year. The reason given by the administration for the continuous third time delay in the elections is the assassination of their President Moise.

 

 

 

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