UN Warns about Situation of Haiti’s Earthquake Victims

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A collapsed school in Gros Morne after Haiti’s Oct. 6, 2018 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Some 112,000 houses were destroyed and almost 16,000 damaged in three departments.

As of Oct. 24, some 11,134 families continue to be affected by the earthquake that hit northwest Haiti on Oct. 6, according to the latest report of the United Nations Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

According to the organization, at least 18 people died and another 548 were injured by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake, which had its epicenter about 20 kilometers from Port de Paix, in Haiti’s Northwest department.

at least 18 people died and another 548 were injured by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake

OCHA also noted that the last partial balance of Civil Protection reports that some 112,000 houses were destroyed and almost 16,000 damaged in three departments of the country.

The tremor damaged about 80 schools, about 55 in the Northwest, 10 in the North, and 14 in the Artibonite were partially or totally destroyed by the earthquake.

The earthquake was the most intense since 2010 when one of 7.0 magnitude temblor killed between 46,000 and 85,000 people and injured some 300,000.

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