Haiti Earthquake: Christian Aid launches emergency appeal as death toll continues to rise

  • Written by Leah Mahon
  • Published on 24th August 2021
    Haitians quarrel over aid supplies as part of the humanitarian efforts after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the island (Photo: Richard Pierrin/Getty Images)
  • A CHARITY has launched an emergency appeal to help people affected following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti last Saturday.
  • Christian Aid is behind the international relief efforts on the Caribbean island which is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that killed 300,000 people and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
  • Latest figures of those killed in the disaster surpassed 2,200 while the exact amount remains uncertain and rising daily as the search for survivors continue.
  • Thousands of homes have been destroyed, roads are cut off due to landslides, power lines and communications have been damaged, leaving behind people’s means to make a living. The Departments South, Grand’Anse, South West and Les Nippes are the worst affected. 


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