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Bringing aid to Haiti, a country at breaking point — Global Issues

The community of Les Cayes was destroyed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti.

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The community of Les Cayes was destroyed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti.

  • UN News

Aid workers supporting relief efforts in Haiti following the devastation caused by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake face widespread insecurity, including gang violence, as well as logistical challenges, so that they are trying to reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people.

The August earthquake came when the country was already reeling from years of underdevelopment and a political crisis, resulting from the assassination in early July of President Jovenel Moïse.

A woman cares for her four-year-old son who was injured in the earthquake in Haiti in August 2021.

Some 4.4 million people, or nearly 40 percent of the population, face acute food insecurity, according to the United Nations humanitarian agency, OCHA.

However, funding is urgently needed and the UN has appealed for $ 187.3 million to help people start rebuilding their lives.

Learn more here about the current UN humanitarian work in Haiti.

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