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U.N. Seeks $187 Million To Help Haiti In Earthquake Recovery

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MATIAS DELACROIX
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AP
A bulldozer works at the site of the collapsed Hotel Le Manguier in Les Cayes, Haiti, Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, two days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country.

LES CAYES, HAITI

The United Nations plans to launch an appeal Wednesday seeking nearly $200 million to help Haiti in its recovery effort after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck it nearly two weeks ago, causing large-scale damage across the southern peninsula.

Two days after the Aug. 14 quake hit southwestern Haiti, Tropical Depression Grace dumped heavy rains in the same quake-affected regions, causing flooding and blocking access to roads.

“As you can imagine, additional human and financial resources are needed to respond to the crisis,” Stephan Dujarric, spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, said Tuesday as the U.N.’s acting deputy emergency relief coordinator, Ramesh Rajasingham, visited Haiti and the regions affected by the deadly tremor.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.