By Caribbean News Global
JAPAN / HAITI – On September 10, the government of Japan decided to extend an Emergency Grant Aid of USD $3.25 million in response to the earthquake damage in Haiti, through the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
In this Emergency Grant Aid, humanitarian assistance such as food, water and sanitation, is to be provided for the areas most affected by the earthquake in Haiti.
Amount of assistance by international organizations:
- Assistance through WFP : USD $1.41 million
- Assistance through IOM : USD $0.90 million
- Assistance through UNICEF : USD $0.64 million
- Assistance through IFRC : USD $0.30 million
Meanwhile, International Medical Corps (IMC) 2021 Haiti Earthquake Situation Report #2 – September 10, 2021 reads:
“It has been almost four weeks [August 14] since a devastating earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, affecting more than 800,000 people. The 7.2 magnitude earthquake crumbled houses, schools and businesses, caused at least 2,248 deaths and injured 12,763 people. Search-and-rescue efforts in the hardest-hit areas concluded on September 2; however, some 329 people remain missing. Since the initial quake, Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency has recorded more than 900 aftershocks, with approximately 400 of those registering at a magnitude 3 or stronger on the Richter Scale.
“Homes, infrastructure and livelihoods—particularly in rural areas, where approximately 80 percent of the affected populations live—have been much harder-hit compared to urban centers. Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency estimates that, on average, five to seven times more homes were destroyed in rural areas than in urban ones. In the hard-hit departments of Grand’Anse, Nippes and Sud—all located on the Tiburon Peninsula—more than 60 health facilities and some 137,585 homes have been damaged or destroyed. Thousands of people are displaced and are temporarily settled in 65 sites across the most affected departments.
“In response to the needs, national authorities and humanitarian partners are continuing to scale up response efforts to hard-to-reach areas. Access and security constraints, however, continue to pose significant logistics and transportation challenges.”
Read IMC situation update