Haiti - Social : Laurent Lamothe appeals to national solidarity
These last two days have brought much sadness and desolation throughout the country. With the passing of Sandy, there was a lot of rain, a lot of damage, several towns were flooded, houses, bridges and roads destroyed, gardens and livestock lost. We estimate to more than 200,000, the number of people affected in 5 departments according to a preliminary assessment. Sandy has spilled more than 500 millimeters of rain on Haiti, which caused flooding in almost the entire country [...]"
Appeal to national solidarity
"[...] I ask the Haitian people to remain mobilized, to stay alert, because the rain can still continue [...] the National Meteorological Centre, the DPC and the SPGRD, asking all people to continue meet all the watchwords to protect your life. I ask you more particularly to pay close attention to the elderly, disabled, pregnant women and children. We appeal to national solidarity, each other [...] we must continue to walk hand in hand to cross these difficult times. The Government will be at your side, whatever the weather [...]"
Assistance of Venezuela
After having thanked all the individuals, organizations, institutions, embassies and foreign governments who have been involved during the passage of Sandy, Laurent Lamothe announced "[...] We talked with several foreign governments, Venezuela has sent a ship containing 240 tons of food and water, which will arrive in Haiti in 3 days. In addition, Venezuela will send Monday, a plane with several tons of food and water to support the population."
351 million Gourdes
The Prime Minister has announced an increase of 130 million gourdes (± 3 million U.S. dollars) in the budgetary envelope of support to the populations"[...] Given the extent of damage and with the means at our disposal, the Government has added 130 million Gourdes to the 221 million Gourdes ($ 5 million) that it has already made available to the various government agencies that provide assistance to the population, so the new amount is 351 million gourdes (± 8 million) [...] we will continue to mobilize ourselves in the 4 corners of the country, especially in the departments affected [...] we heard the SOS from Tiburon to Léogâne, and the Government will take all measures to help these populations."
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