UN deputy chief praises resilience of Haiti’s people, says ‘incredible’ relief effort underway

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On a two-day ngo to Haiti, the UN lawman main said connected Friday that alleviation teams are “working time and night”, and that she was struck by the resilience of the Haitian people, who had mobilized rapidly to enactment their neighbours successful the aftermath of past week’s monolithic earthquake and consequent tropical storm.

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed flew to Haiti yesterday evening to explicit the UN’s unwavering enactment to the Haitian radical pursuing the earthquake that devastated the state six days ago.

The fig of affected radical continues to ascent successful the aftermath of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that deed Haiti’s confederate peninsula connected 14 August. More than 2,100 radical person been reported killed, and 10,000 others injured truthful far.

The quake was followed by Tropical Storm Grace, which caused flooding successful the quake-affected areas. According to authorities, an estimated 600,000 radical request humanitarian assistance.

During her mission, Ms. Mohammed met with affected communities successful the earthquake-damaged metropolis of Les Cayes.

“I saw erstwhile again the unthinkable resilience of the Haitian radical who person suffered truthful overmuch and are present mobilized to enactment their neighbours and communities successful the aftermath of the earthquake.” she said.

She added: “We basal present successful solidarity with Haiti and are successful awe astatine the unthinkable enactment the nationalist authorities and the UN agencies are doing to assistance successful these hard times”, she said.

Words of encouragement

Upon her accomplishment past night, Ms. Mohammed met with Prime Minister Ariel Henry and reiterated the UN’s enactment for the struggling Government.

Accompanied by Achim Steiner, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), they besides met with the UN Country Team, arsenic good arsenic with members of civilian society.

They visited the South Department, which was peculiarly affected by the quake, met with radical impacted successful Les Cayes and visited the Immaculate Conception Hospital.  

The lawman UN main offered words of encouragement to nationalist and planetary employees moving alongside nationalist institutions.

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