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Canada Ten days after the earthquake in Haiti, the victims between resignation and resistance

13:25  24 august  2021
13:25  24 august  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Haiti ’s civil protection agency raised the death toll on Sunday morning, a day after the country was shaken by a magnitude-7.2 earthquake . The quake struck the island nation’s southern peninsula, collapsing buildings in several towns and leaving streets strewn with rubble. The earthquake struck less than 10 kilometers (six miles) from Nippes, and caused significant damage to nearby towns. Videos from the towns of Jérémie and Les Cayes showed homes leveled, and hospitals in these locations were reportedly overwhelmed within an hour of the quake .

MARCELINE, Haiti (Reuters) -Tensions in Haiti were rising on Saturday over a lack of aid to remote areas hardest hit by last week's devastating earthquake that killed more than 2,000 people in the impoverished Caribbean country. On Saturday morning, Haitian and Mexican rescue workers carefully removed layers of concrete debris from a collapsed house in Les Cayes in search of a person who might still be alive a full week after the quake . On Friday night, the team made an unlikely discovery using sonar equipment that showed signs of possible respiration or movement.

  Dix jours après le séisme en Haïti, les sinistrés entre résignation et résistance © AFP

D IX days after the earthquake that ravaged southwestern Haiti by killing more than 2,200 people, the victims oscillate between Resignation and resistance, trying to cope with it for lack of help.

"I slowly resume my activity," says AFP Edouard, taxi-motorcycle driver in the city of Cayes, near the epicenter of the earthquake that struck the country on August 14.

"But until now we are not quiet because it is still shaking: this morning, there has been a strong shock," he says. "I was there outside but it does not stop, I started running".

The circulation is in full swing in the city center of Cayes and the life in the capital of the South Department may seem usual if many of the secondary streets were not de facto condemned.

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Five days after a powerful earthquake killed at least 2,189 people in Haiti help is trickling in, but struggling people say they need it more quickly. The poorest country in the Americas is in urgent need of medical, food and sanitation assistance, experts say. Rescue crews are still digging through A pregnant mother and her baby died while waiting for one of the captured doctors, who was meant to be on his way to perform an emergency Caesarean delivery. The earthquake compounds problems facing the impoverished nation, which is already reeling from a political crisis following the assassination of

Ten years ago Sunday an earthquake devastated Haiti . In a few minutes of violent shaking hundreds of thousands perished in Port-au-Prince and surrounding regions and many more were permanently scarred. It’s important to commemorate this horrifying tragedy. Thirteen days after the quake Canada organized a high profile Ministerial Preparatory Conference on Haiti for major international donors. Two months later Canada co-chaired the New York International Donors’ Conference Towards a New Future for Haiti . At these conferences Haitian officials played a tertiary role in the discussions.

From the jumper 7.2, the residents spend the night out to sleep most often on thin mattresses thrown on the floor, in front of their old homes severely damaged if not totally in ruins.


Video: Haiti: The victims of the earthquake builds for fortune (AFP)

The Haitian authorities preach against the grouping of victims but each public place or free ground in the city of Cayes is gradually transformed In informal camp of families of victims, installed in the biggest destitution.

The service stations with fuels are stormed by vehicle drivers and in front of the rare open banking branches, the queues extend under the sun.

"We are obliged to resume the streets even if we are the victim" testifies John, whose brother died in the collapse of their family home.

seller of occasions phones, the young man does not believe in the promises of help that the authorities formulate.

"They can send 100,000 trucks, the victims will remain in the same state," he regrets.

"Only a minority will receive and the majority will have nothing because things are not made in order or discipline," says John, explaining that "the weakest can not go fight during distributions "help.

Friday, individuals without experience came to cayes to give water or food stopped their operations in the face of disorder caused by their actions, had found a photographer from AFP.

24/08/2021 07:51:08 - The Cayes (Haiti) (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

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