UN Allocates US$8 Million To Haiti Following Earthquake.

UN Allocates US$8 Million To Haiti Following Earthquake.

The United Nations has allocated US eight million dollars from the Central Emergency Response Fund to provide essential health care, clean water, emergency shelter and sanitation for all affected people in Haiti.

It says the recent seven point two earthquake destroyed or damaged thousands of homes, as well as hospitals and schools, churches, bridges and roads.

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, expressed her support directly to Prime Minister Ariel Henry Monday.

The UN team on the ground is working with the Government to help ensure humanitarian aid and personnel can reach people in need.

UN agencies and partners are mobilizing resources and personnel in support of the Government response.

Staff from the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination teams are on their way to support coordination and assessments.

The UN said today relief convoys reached affected communities in Les Cayes, Jérémie and Nippes.

The UN said it will continue to scale up response to the hardest-hit areas even as Tropical Storm Grace approaches Haiti with its threat of heavy rainfall and flash floods.

It said as assessments reveal the level of suffering, the scale of humanitarian need in Haiti continues to grow.

 

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