An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 occurred in the west of Haiti. The number of victims by the middle of the day reached 227 people, according to the department of civil protection of the republic:
Hundreds of wounded and missing were recorded in the South Department. The first operations carried out by rescuers and citizens made it possible to pull many people out from under the rubble. The hospitals continue to receive the wounded. “
Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he would not seek international assistance until the final clarification of the consequences of the earthquake, while he confirmed that some cities have been completely razed to the ground, and hospitals are overflowing with wounded and mutilated people under the rubble. The International Red Cross and hospitals from the unaffected provinces will help the victims, the prime minister added.
A huge amount of help is needed. We must take care of the injured and maimed, provide food, help, temporary shelter and psychological support
In 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake that killed at least two hundred thousand people, the country still has not fully coped with its consequences.
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