Pierre: Saint Lucia Ready To Assist After Deadly Haiti Earthquake

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In the aftermath Saturday of a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, has said that the government of this country stands in the vanguard, ready to assist in any effort that its sister  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation may require in the aftermath of the tragedy.

Officials in Haiti have confirmed that more than 300 people died and some 2,000 were injured  as a result of the earthquake. The search is continuing for survivors.

“While I await official confirmation on the extent of the devastation and reports of casualties, I ask that Saint Lucians keep the people of Haiti in their prayers,” Prime Minister Pierre said on his official Facebook page.

Former Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has also urged Saint Lucians to pray for the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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“Our deepest sympathies go out to the Government and People. Let’s reach out in anyway we can and pray for Haiti,” Chastanet wrote on his official Facebook page.

Meanwhile Haiti’s Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, disclosed after the quake on Saturday that local hospitals, particularly in the city of Les Cayes, were “overwhelmed with wounded, fractured people”.

According to Henry, his country’s needs are enormous as people need not only health care, but food, temporary shelter and psychological support.

In response, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Pan American Health Organisation and World Health Organisation were on Sunday deploying human and other resources to support Haiti.

 

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