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Haiti - Earthquake : The international community has started to show its solidarity
15/08/2021 09:55:03

Haiti - Earthquake : The international community has started to show its solidarity
A few hours after the deadly earthquake that hit Haiti hard on Saturday August 14, 2021 12 km north east of Saint-Louis du Sud https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34479-haiti-flash-magnitude-72-earthquake-in-the-nippes.html, the International Community has started to show solidarity in order to provide assistance to Haiti:

US President Joe Biden :
On Saturday, US President Joe Biden "authorized an immediate US response and tasked the director of the US International Aid Agency (USAID), Samantha Powers, to coordinate this effort..."

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Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada :
"Everyone affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti is on the minds of Canadians. We are wholeheartedly with those who have lost loved ones and those who are injured and are ready to help in any way we can."

Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic :
Dominican President Luis Abinader also extended his hand, and ordered his Minister of Foreign Affairs to contact Prime Minister Ariel Henry, "to facilitate any assistance to the extent of our possibilities"

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Pedro Sánchez Prime Minister of Spain :
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez expressed the solidarity of the Government and the Spanish people with Haiti "You can count on the support of Spain to move forward after this terrible disaster."

Andrés Manuel López Obrado, President of Mexico :
President "AMLO" said he ordered immediate aid for Haiti.

Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile :
The Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, deplores that "once again Haiti has been struck with great damage to its population and to its infrastructures" adding "We have contacted the Haitian authorities and we are preparing a shipment of humanitarian aid which they have undoubtedly a desperate and urgent need [...]"

Pedro Castillo President of Peru :
President Pedro Castillo declared "As a regional government we will be attentive to provide the necessary support to the sister Nation in order to move forward in unity and fraternal integration."

Other countries will undoubtedly follow, while waiting, Claude Joseph the Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked "the international institutions and friendly Governments who have expressed their solidarity at this tragic and painful moment for the Haitian people" stressing "the Government continues to "assess the damage caused by the earthquake with a view to better management of the situation and a rational distribution of the aid offered by partners and friends of Haiti."

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