Illinoisans Help Earthquake Damaged Haiti
As of August 17, 2021, more than 1,400 people are dead and another 6,000 are injured after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti. The island nation sits near the intersection of two tectonic plates that make the Earth’s crust, making it extremely vulnerable to major quakes. The executive director of Hope for Haitians joined The 21st to discuss the earthquake and Illinois' deep ties to Haiti. We also heard from a doctor on the ground who is helping the country.
Executive Director, Hope for Haitans
After a devastating earthquake wreaked havoc in Haiti, UNICEF is on the ground delivering urgent medical supplies.— UNICEF (@UNICEF) August 17, 2021
As a tropical storm moves in, families need support now. Help provide children with shelter, water and health care by donating today. https://t.co/I4qsItKNuz
Our team in Haiti is already on the ground assessing the extent of damage and needs near the epicenter of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck the island. Donate now to help us meet the immediate needs of those facing crisis in places like Haiti.https://t.co/caNMUMPgEB— Mercy Corps (@mercycorps) August 15, 2021
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