UN launches $187.3 million dollars appeal to assist Haiti

The United Nations, with its partners on Wednesday, has launched a $187.3 million dollars appeal to assist half a million people hit by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti on 14 August 2021. As per the statistics, more than 2,200 individuals have died on the island, while more than 12,000 have sustained injuries. 

Haiti: The United Nations, with its partners on Wednesday, has launched a $187.3 million dollars appeal to assist half a million people hit by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti on 14 August 2021. As per the statistics, more than 2,200 individuals have died on the island, while more than 12,000 have sustained injuries. 

Over 130,000 homes were destroyed along with other infrastructure such as roads, schools, hospitals, churches. The fund would be used to provide – shelter, water and sanitation, emergency healthcare, food, protection and early recovery to the affected individuals. 

The tragedy was followed by the Tropical Storm Grace just two days later, which produced extremely heavy rains in affected areas, causing flash floods and mudslides in the island country and making it more difficult to evacuate people who the earthquake has impacted. 

Bruno Lemarquis, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator cited, “Haiti and its people require the world’s solidarity more than ever today as they deal with multiple crises at the same time.” He also thanked and appreciated the nations who have provided personal aid to the country in such difficult times. 

“In the context of this response, moving towards recovery, and taking into account lessons acquired from the devastating 2010 earthquake, it would be necessary to support and rally behind national leadership and coordination efforts. Also to support national and local capacities, systems, economic actors, and to build on Haitian knowledge and expertise for a contextualised response,” following the statement he added. 

In addition, a new judge has been appointed by the Haitian Justice official to oversee the assassination case of President Jovenel Moise. This new name comes more than after a week the previously appointed Judge resigns stating personal reasons in the resignation letter.

So far, the Police officials have arrested more than 40 suspects in the assassination case of President Moise, but there is no clarity about who was behind the plan to eliminate Moïse on July 7, 2021.