Using lessons from Haiti earthquake to improve humanitarian aid
The centre was destroyed by the earthquake, but with the support of Plan International, it has now been rebuild in Ganthier, a town just out of the city centre. Half of the Total petrol station in Jacmel, Haiti, collapsed during the earthquake. It has now been completely refurbished and is fully functional.
This office building in downtown Port-au-Prince collapsed during the earthquake. The police chief for the north-west region, Jackson Hilaire, said at least seven people were killed and more than injured in Port-de-Paix. Another four people died in and around the town of Gros-Morne further south, including a boy struck by a falling building, said the mayor, Jean Renel Tide.
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Rescue workers reported the collapse of part of a hospital and an auditorium as the quake hit on a rainy evening. The quake was one of the strongest to hit Haiti since a 7.
By Monday, patients were receiving drips on mattresses lined up on the ground outside the hospital. We're putting up tents to receive the patients," said Polycarpe Saeely, the hospital's medical chief. A strong magnitude He is one of many in Haiti whose fear is turning into anger at the government, which has failed to make major improvements to the extreme poverty suffered by many Haitians. We are human beings. We have the right to live like those in all nations.
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It was felt lightly in Port-au-Prince, as well as the neighbouring Dominican Republic and nearby Cuba , where no damage was reported. Some in Port-de-Paix chose to sleep in the open on Sunday, wary of returning to their damaged homes and fearing more aftershocks.
President Jovenel Moise, who recently faced calls to resign over controversial fuel price increases, visited Port-de-Paix on Sunday. He urged people to donate blood and asked international aid agencies to coordinate with local groups to avoid duplicated efforts.
Impoverished Haiti is vulnerable to earthquakes and hurricanes.
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