Haiti Earthquake Toll Passes 2,200

Haitian officials reported Sunday that the death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes rose to 2,207.According to Haiti’s Civil Protection service, more than 50,000 homes have been destroyed and 344 people remain missing.22.08.21 #Sitrep8: #BilanPartielHumain| De nouveaux corps ont été trouvés dans le Sud. Le bilan humain pour les trois départements passe désormais à:✅2207 morts✅344 personnes disparues ✅12 268 blessés. ✅52 923 maisons détruites ✅77 006 maisons endommagées#Haïtipic.twitter.com/8A5KU4nWUl— Pwoteksyon sivil (@Pwoteksyonsivil) August 22, 2021More than 12,000 people were injured in last Saturday’s earthquake.The United Nations estimates that more than 1 million people were affected by the latest crisis to hit the Caribbean island country. Tens of thousands of houses have been reduced to rubble, rendering their inhabitants homeless.More Than 1 Million Haitians Affected by Quake, UN EstimatesDesperation is growing among hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors who have little or no access to reliefThe quake was centered near the town of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, about 125 kilometers west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.Aid has trickled into the area partly because of the roads and bridges damaged by the quake and the subsequent drenching by a tropical storm. But efforts to bring water, food and medical supplies have also been stymied by gangs that have attacked convoys and hijacked trucks.The country has been reeling since President Jovenel Moise was assassinated in his home July 7. His wife, Martine Moise, was injured in the attack.    

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