World earthquake in Haiti: UNICEF requests $ 73.3 million for 260,000 children

12:55  15 september  2021
12:55  15 september  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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650 000 personnes dont 260 000 enfants ont besoin d'une aide d'urgence après le séisme de magnitude 7, 2 qui a secoué Haïti en août. AFP/Stanley LOUIS © Stanley Louis 650,000 people, 260 000 children need emergency assistance after the magnitude 7, 2 earthquake which shook Haiti in August. AFP / Stanley Louis

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) launched this Tuesday a call for the donation of $ 73.3 million to help 260,000 children after the earthquake that has struck Haiti on 14 August and killed more than 2,000 people.

These funds will be intended for "emergency assistance for the next six months in terms of health, education, drinking water supply, food and child protection, including gender violence" UNICEF indicated for Latin America and the Caribbean, based in Panama. The earthquake of an magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale caused the death of 2,200 Haitians, in this country prey to misery.

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"Many children were wounded"

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one month after, 650,000 people, including 260,000 children and Teenagers, need "emergency humanitarian aid," said Jean Gough, the regional director of the UN organization. "Many children have been wounded and have seen their communities collapse, their homes, schools and health facilities," she added.

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children who have survived "are now under the threat of diseases that can only be avoided if they have access to drinking water and basic health services," -The alarm.

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