World 08-10-2018

The UN willing to help Haiti shaken by earthquake

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, was willing to provide support to Haiti after the earthquake that shook the island.

"The United Nations is ready to support the Government of Haiti in the response efforts" after the earthquake, says a statement posted on the agency's website.

Guterres, who "was saddened to learn about the tragic loss of lives and the injuries caused," conveys his condolences to the families of the victims, according to the text.

On the night of October 6, the northwest of Haiti was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 that left at least 12 dead and 188 injured, according to the updated balance.

The tremors were felt throughout the country, as well as in the neighboring Dominican Republic and eastern Cuba.

This is the most intense earthquake in Haiti since 2010, when the small island nation suffered a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and injuries and 1.5 million homeless.


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