Death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on August 14 has reached 1,400.
In addition to the fatalities, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that as of Monday, the number of injured from the incident stands at 6,900 while hundreds more are still missing.
The organization also noted there is a lack of medical supplies and hospital spaces to tend to the injured.
“The dire health situation remains the most pressing concern, as several hospitals have been damaged or destroyed, while those still operating are completely overwhelmed, lacking sufficient personnel and medical supplies,” the OCHA said.
Haitian Civil Protection also reported that more than 37,300 homes have been destroyed and 46,000 have sustained damages, leaving thousands homeless. The agency said the numbers will continue to grow over the coming days and weeks, creating significant shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs.
Search and rescue operations and relief operations continue. USAID deployed a 65-member search and rescue team and the Coordinating Unit (CU) of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) will provide operational assistance. AAC