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The painful life that are living the Haitian people

1.2 million affected

UNICEF estimates that some 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been affected by the earthquake and about half a million Haitian children have limited or no access to shelter, safe water, health care, and nutrition. The death toll has surged between 2,000 to 3,000. The level of destruction and desperation is becoming increasingly evident. The majority of the victims have no access to governmental support. In some areas, there is no road access, they are desperate. Houses need to be rebuilt. Based on OIGM's team on the ground, most of the people say and quote: " LIFE IS DEFINATELY OVER FOR US ".

The quake centered about 125 kilometers (78 miles) west of the capital of Port-au-Prince nearly razed some towns and triggered landslides that hampered rescue efforts in a country that is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. It already was struggling with the worsening poverty, the coronavirus pandemic, and a wave of gang violence.

In a scene widely repeated across the quake zone, families salvaged their few belongings in Les Cayes and spent the night on a soccer field without food, drinks etc.

Alluding to the 2010 earthquake that ravaged Haiti's capital, killing tens of thousands, Fore said: “Little more than a decade on, Haiti is reeling once again. And this disaster coincides with political instability, rising gang violence, alarmingly high rates of malnutrition among children, and the COVID-19 pandemic

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