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Haiti - FLASH : The partial death toll increases, nearly 1,300 dead and 5,700 injured
16/08/2021 06:50:56

Haiti - FLASH : The partial death toll increases, nearly 1,300 dead and 5,700 injured
Following the major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on the Richter scale which occurred on Saturday August 14, 2021 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud at a depth of 10 k https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32238-haiti-flash-a-presidential-decree-removes-the-power-of-the-csc-ca-to-oppose-the-signing-of-a-contract.html followed by many aftershocks, the last partial report dating from Sunday, August 15, 2021 7:00 pm becomes heavy for the three most affected departments : Nippes, Grand'Anse and Sud which represents about 16% of the total population of Haiti.

Human toll :
According to the Civil Protection report on Sunday, August 15 at 7:00 pm, 1,297 dead were recorded: 1,054 in the South, 119 in Grand'Anse, 122 in Nippes and 2 in the North-West and more than 5,700 injured in the 3 most affected departments.

More than 30,250 affected families have already been registered according to Civil Protection.

The people of Pestel face an urgent need for water, both for drinking and for other purposes.

A team of 55 technicians from the Ministry of Public Works, Civil Protection brigadiers and soldiers were dispatched to participate in search and rescue operations.

Search and rescue specialists from several departments of the country are already on site in the great south to provide assistance. Others, including international rescue teams, are already on the way

Several private hospitals have mobilized their structures to graciously welcome injured people. This is the case of the DASH hospital network and the Adventist hospital, which is located at Diquini 63, in the commune of Carrefour.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced that supplies and equipment will be prepared to meet the most urgent health needs of earthquake victims. A team of experts has meanwhile been deployed to the affected regions to assess the needs

A team from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) France is deployed in Jérémie, equipped with a kit to take care of 200 wounded. An MSF Belgium team, which includes 12 doctors, is deployed in the South.

The Ministry of Public Health calls on citizens to donate blood to facilitate the care of victims.

Relief efforts to help victims could be made difficult as Tropical Depression approaches Grace https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34497-haiti-flash-the-tropical-depression-grace-will-affect-the-south-of-haiti.html

Habitat :
13,694 houses were destroyed and 13,785 houses damaged in the 3 most affected departments (South, Grand’Anse and Nippes). Many public buildings (hospitals, schools, hotels, churches, private companies, etc...) suffered damage or collapsed, Civil Protection said in its latest report.

Infrastructures :
4 bridges were damaged and roads were cut due to the landslides, according to information which was available at midday on Sunday.

The damage toll is very heavy on the road leading to Camp-Perrin, as for several other roads in the department. The track is badly damaged, joining Camp-Perrin is very difficult. The state has already taken all measures, with the assistance of national and international partners, to clear the road and quickly repair the main section.

EdH's General Directorate informs the public that the earthquake that hit the great south of Haiti has affected the company's infrastructure. However, electricity has been restored to 80% in the town of Jérémie. The work continues. Technical teams will be dispatched to the cities of the deep South affected by the earthquake to assess the damage and carry out repairs.

Sunday the Departmental Directorate of Nippes of the Ministry of Public Works, Transports carried out operations on the road to the town of Anse à Veau, Jean Fleury locality, severely affected by the earthquake. These interventions made it possible to make accessible this road blocked by landslides and landslides.

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