Canada earthquake in Haiti: to maniches young people worry for the remote areas

08:25  19 august  2021
08:25  19 august  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Une église détruite par le séisme dans le sud-ouest d'Haïti (image d'illustration). © Reginald Luissaint Jr / AFP a church destroyed by the earthquake in southwestern Haiti (image of illustration).

Five days after the powerful earthquake that ravaged southwestern Haiti and did 2,189 victims according to a final assessment, the convoys of humanitarian aid are organizing. However, the victims are mobilizing without waiting, because they have in memory of their difficulties in finding assistance after the passage of the Cyclone Matthew in 2016.

with our corresponding in Haiti, Amelie Baron

to maniche, the young people activate For their city but especially for those living in landlocked areas. The place is only 20 km from the coast but it takes an hour to get there from the Cayes, capital of the department as the road is bad.

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At the hollow of the mountains, rare are the buildings to have resisted the earthquake as the Rose Hurgulus deplore point of the day, 35 years old: "We are discouraged because we had not even returned from Matthew. All the institutions we had in the municipality are flat. We no longer have a church, the parish hall, the dispensary is totally collapsed ... "

" All houses, again tells this manichest, are destroyed and in the communal sections it is even worse. We can not know how many people are dead because we no longer have a telephone network. We, who are here in the center of maniches, it goes even more or less but there are sides that are cut off from us because of flood rivers. I'm sure there are people who need to see a doctor because there is not there. In fact, there is also no here in the city center either. We see people go and come but nothing has yet succeeded for us.

dynamic and voluntary, pink has, from Saturday, transmitted photos of the damage around her on social networks to alert the situation. This past projector, the 35-year-old woman hopes that her commune and the inhabitants of the neighboring mountains will not be forgotten.

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