President Ali assures relief support as Haiti sees over 300 deaths & 2000 injuries due to earthquake

As Haiti island suffers 7.2 magnitudes of the earthquake on 14 August 2021, the President of Guyana - Dr Irfaan Ali, has assured the Haitian government to provide them assistance to help them recover from the damage caused by the earthquake.

Guyana: As Haiti island suffers 7.2 magnitudes of the earthquake on 14 August 2021, the President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, has assured the Haitian government to provide them assistance to help them recover from the damage caused by the earthquake.

The Head of State, in telephone conversations yesterday evening with the Prime Minister of Haiti – Dr Ariel Henry, & the Chairman of CARICOM, the Honourable Gaston Browne, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, assured them that the Guyanese government would provide assistance to aid the relief and recovery efforts.

The Guyana government’s support would be part of a regional relief and recovery initiative coordinated by the Chairman of CARICOM.

While on Guyana’s efforts to provide assistance, Prime Minister Henry thanked President Ali for offering help. He further hinted that an assessment is being done to know the extent of the earthquake’s impact and to identify the critical areas of need.

Haitian Prime Minister also stated that the assessment report would be shared with President Ali and CARICOM as soon as it gets completed.According to the estimations, the earthquake has killed more than 300 people and injured almost 2000 citizens of Haiti. The destruction in Haiti due to the earthquake has been immense.

While there is fear among the people after the massive destructio9n and various heart-wrenching photos are on the internet.

Haiti has declared a – state of emergency in reply to the disaster, and a White House official stated that the US President Joe Biden had approved immediate relief efforts to begin.

While President Joe Biden on the destruction cited, “In what is already a challenging time for the citizens of Haiti, I am saddened by the devastating earthquake.”

He added that the “US government is ready to assess the damage and help efforts to recover those who are injured and those who must now rebuild.”