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Haiti - UNICEF : Nearly 540,000 children in Haiti were affected by the earthquake
18/08/2021 10:19:16

Haiti - UNICEF : Nearly 540,000 children in Haiti were affected by the earthquake
On Tuesday, the United Nations Children's Fund, (UNICEF) warned that 1.2 million people "are currently affected" by the tropical depression Grace, including some 540,000 children who were affected by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that affected the South of Haiti on August 14, 2021, which according to the latest partial report resulted in 1,941 dead and more than 9,900 injured https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-34516-haiti-flash-nearly-2-000-dead-and-10-000-injured-partial-assessment.html

"Currently, around half a million Haitian children have little or no access to shelter, clean water, medical care and food," said Bruno Maes, the Representative. of UNICEF in Haiti.

UNICEF, which works with the Haitian government and its partners to assess the needs of minors, estimated that it would need about $15 million "to meet the most urgent needs of at least 385,000 people, including 167,000 children less than 5 years, over a period of 8 weeks."

A request for funds that will have to be further reviewed and adjusted "in the weeks to come as the impact on children and families is clarified," said UNICEF.

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