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17 deaths and 333 people injured from the earthquake of Oct.6 in Haiti
The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) has communicated the latest assessment of the earthquake of October 6 which has largely affected the Far North region. Losses in human life have now dropped to 17 deaths, with 9 deaths in Port-de-Paix, 1 death in Saint-Louis-du-Nord and 7 deaths in Gros-Morne. 333 people were injured. Some were admitted to regional hospitals, others were transferred to other hospitals depending on the case. Continue reading
FENAMH asks for funds to face their responsibilities
The National Federation of Haitian Mayors (FENAMH) vehemently denounce this irresponsible attitude of the leaders of the central state who failed to meet their commitments to local authorities. For, seven months ago, the head of state, Jovenel Moise, Haitian President, had made the commitment to the mayors to disburse these funds.
“It is incomprehensible to see how the central state prevents the effectiveness of decentralization. We do not see how city halls will be able to face their responsibilities to citizens if they do not have the means. It is unacceptable. We, mayors, believe that it is our duty to continue to press the authorities of the executive so that this money is transferred to the accounts of various town halls incessantly. ” opined Jude Edouard Pierre, President of the federation. Continue reading
Donors reaffirm their willingness to work with the government in assisting disaster victims.
Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant meets with international partners to organize assistance to victims. These meetings took place at the Prime Minister’s official residence. The head of the government was asked to report on the incident, inform his interlocutors of the responses, and reaffirmed the Haitian government’s desire to control the process of delivering aid. Continue reading
Haiti is not ready for another earthquake
An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 on the Richter scale should not have caused as much damage and loss of life, according to the director of the Bureau of Mines and Energy (BNE). “If a magnitude 5.9 earthquake can do so much damage, imagine for a moment that the magnitude was the one we knew on January 12, 2010,” said Claude Prepetit. Continue reading