United nations-. The United Nations has launched a humanitarian appeal worth $187.3 million to provide vital aid to more than 800,000 people in Haiti, affected today by the latest earthquake.
As indicated by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the resources obtained from international donors will be directed to the most vulnerable populations after the disaster.
That entity said that more than half of the requested funds, about $120 million, would be distributed in three core areas: food security, education and shelter.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said humanitarian needs in the Caribbean nation increased rapidly after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14, affecting the provinces of Grand Anse, Nippes and Cataract.
A Tropical Storm Trail has been added to this already complex jigsaw, which has caused flooding in the earthquake-affected areas.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that even before these tragic events, 610,000 people with urgent humanitarian needs were living in that area, more than half of whom already had severe deficiencies.
According to official data from the Haitian government, the August 14 earthquake killed more than 2,200 people, injured 12,268, and about 650,000 families now need help as soon as possible.
In addition, the critical health situation is worrying, as many hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, while the hospitals that are still functioning are completely overcrowded and lack sufficient staff and medical supplies.
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