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Haiti: $187.3 million appeal to support people affected by earthquake

The UN and partners on Wednesday launched a $187.3 million appeal to support half a million people affected by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti nearly two weeks ago.

The funding will be used to provide shelter, water and sanitation, emergency healthcare, food, protection and early recovery.

The earthquake impacted some 800,000 Haitians. The appeal targets 500,000 of the most vulnerable people of the 650,000 identified to be in need of assistance.

“Haiti need the world’s solidarity more than ever today as they deal with multiples crises at the same time,” said Bruno Lemarquis, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, thanking countries which have provided personnel and aid so far.

The tragedy was followed by Tropical Storm Grace just two days later, which dumped extremely heavy rains in affected areas, causing flash floods and mudslides.

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