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Haiti - FLASH : The toll is increasing, 724 dead - International aid is arriving
15/08/2021 12:34:04

Haiti - FLASH : The toll is increasing, 724 dead - International aid is arriving
The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) communicated shortly before noon a new partial human toll showing 724 deaths including 500 in the South, 100 in Grand'Anse, 122 in Nippes and 2 in the North-West, as well that a total of 2,800 wounded identified, following the earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale which hit Haiti hard on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 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 ; yesterday at 5pm the balance sheet reported 304 dead and 1,800 injured https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34488-haiti-flash-more-than-300-dead-nearly-2-000-injured-very-significant-material-damage-provisional-assessment.html

International aid is coming

At the request of the Haitian government, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is deploying a search and rescue team to support the response team. This team of 65 peoples brings 52,000 pounds of specialized tools, equipment and medical supplies to research operations.

This morning at 10:30 am, a shipment of 15 trunks containing medicines and emergency care equipment took off in the direction of the southern departments, Grande Anse and Nippes, affected yesterday by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake.

The PAHO/WHO team alongside the Ministry of Public Health and Population, UN agencies and other partners is working to assess immediate needs and ensure rapid assistance and effective to save lives.

HL/ HaitiLibre

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