Haiti: earthquake casualties hit 2,189, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless

Haiti: earthquake casualties hit 2,189, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless
Haiti: earthquake casualties hit 2,189, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless
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Haiti has recorded more than 2,189 deaths in the massive earthquake, which injured more than 12,268 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes, while more than 115,000 families displaced by the disaster continue to seek refuge.

The latest death toll figures were provided by the country's Civil Defense Agency on Wednesday evening. Currently, the death toll is 2,189 people, 12,268 injured, and it is also noted that more than 300 people are reported missing since the earthquake that struck last Saturday.

In an evening video message, Prime Minister Ariel Henry said the earthquake had brought Haiti "to its knees" and also promised on Twitter to "personally" ensure that aid is delivered to those in need, insisting that his government will not "repeat the story with mismanagement and improper coordination of aid."

Most of the deaths were reported in the Sud (South) region of Haiti, namely its capital, Le Quay, although deaths also occurred in the departments of Nippes, Grand'Anse and Nord-Ouest (Northwest), the Civil Defense Agency said.

The earthquake also dealt a devastating blow to tens of thousands of buildings in the affected regions: more than 52,000 homes were completely destroyed and about 77,000 were damaged.

Haitian officials said thousands of families were left homeless as a result, Meanwhile, UNICEF estimates that more than 115,000 families have been affected in varying degrees by the disaster - the situation has only worsened due to a severe tropical storm that hit the island on Tuesday.

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