HAITI / EARTHQUAKE AID

02-Sep-2021 00:04:06
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners continue to provide aid in Les Cayes, Haiti after the 14 August 7.2-magnitude earthquake which struck south-west Haiti, destroying homes and infrastructure and killing and injuring thousands of people. OCHA
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STORY: HAITI / EARTHQUAKE AID
TRT: 03:05
SOURCE: OCHA
RESTRICTIONS: CREDIT OCHA ON SCREEN
LANGUAGE: NATS

DATELINE: 27-28 AUGUST 2021, LES CAYES, HAITI
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28 AUGUST 2021, LES CAYES, HAITI

1. Aerial shot, collapsed building
2. Various shots, debris removal
3. Tracking shot, destroyed buildings
4. Various shots, UN officer assessing damage and interviewing local communities

27 AUGUST 2021, LES CAYES, HAITI

5. Various shots, crowds gathering for IOM distribution.
6. Various shots, distribution of non-food items by IOM
7. Wide shot, Fleurese Derosiers waiting for aid
SOUNDBITE (Creole) Fleurese Derosiers, 80-year-old Displaced by Earthquake:
"We have many problems. Houses fell, our cattle died, people are injured, we sleep outdoors. If I am not dead it's because the grace of God.Had the earthquake happened at 5 in the morning, I’d be dead. The walls feel right on my bed, where I sleep. It was a split second."
8. Tracking shot, Fleurese Derosiers walking away with non-food items distributed by IOM
STORYLINE
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners continue to provide aid in Les Cayes, Haiti after the 14 August 7.2-magnitude earthquake which struck south-west Haiti, destroying homes and infrastructure and killing and injuring thousands of people.

On 25 August, the UN and its humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal for more than U$187 million to help save lives in the emergency humanitarian response.

As of 27 August, the death toll was over 2,200 people. More than 12,200 people have been injured and over 340 are missing. More than 800,000 people have been affected in Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud Departments, according to the Haitian Civil Protection General Directorate.

The earthquake toppled buildings and homes and damaged infrastructure and roads, forcing many people to flee their homes fearing collapse. It also cut access to some roads in the south-west, including the main National Road 7.

Haiti is still reeling from the 7 July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, and the escalation of gang violence that has affected 1.5 million people and displaced 19,000 people since June. The combined effects of these disasters, pre-existing needs, an ongoing political crisis, socioeconomic challenges and increasing violence are significantly worsening an already complex humanitarian situation.

Some 4.4 million people, or nearly 40 per cent of the population, face acute food insecurity, including 1.1 million people who need emergency assistance and 3.1 million people at crisis levels and requiring aid. An estimated 217,000 children suffer from severe and moderate acute malnutrition. The country’s health system is already fragile and overstretched as it battles the pandemic.

The UN system has identified 650,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. Of these people, 500,000 of the most vulnerable will receive emergency life-saving assistance.

Government and UN partners are scaling up trauma care, conducting post-impact damage and needs assessments and activating rapid response mechanisms. The UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination global response mechanism has been activated, and the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has approved $8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to expedite the response, focusing on health, shelter, and water and sanitation support. Additional support will likely be required once a full assessment is completed.
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