Collapsed buildings in the Saturday earthquake in Haiti has reduced many home to rubble while children are separated from their parents.
According to authorities, death toll after the huge 7.2 earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14, 2021now stands at 1,419.
Turbo news reports that over 7,000 homes have been leveled, and there are at least 6,900 injured people.
Haiti Prime Minister, Ariel Henry has declared a one-month state of emergency as the country continues to deal with ongoing gang violence and the recent assassination of its President Jovenel Moise who was shot to death in his home just over a month ago.
The quake struck in the southwestern part of the country leaving some towns completely demolished and thousands homeless.
There are at least 6,900 injured people, many of whom are waiting to be hospitalized.
Many of the wounded are facing the potential of getting infected being stuck out in the elements without medical care.
A one-month state of emergency has been declared by Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry.
The PM called for “structured solidarity” recalling the mass confusion of aid efforts after the earthquake that struck 11 years ago.
Aid is being directed to those areas in most need and where hospitals are beyond capacity. Rescue planes are making as many airlifts of help as possible from several towns in the country.
Samantha Power has been named as the USAID Administrator by US President Joe Biden to oversee help from the United States for Haiti.
A 65-member search and rescue mission is being sent from Virginia. The US Coast Guard is transporting injured people along with medical personnel along with ships and aircraft. Samaritan’s Purse, an aid group based in North Carolina, is sending 13 disaster response specialists and 31 tons of emergency supplies.
The UN World Food Programme is working to send truckloads of food supplies on Tuesday.