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Haiti earthquake: Death toll rises to 2,189

The search for survivors has been hampered by heavy rains brought this week by Tropical Storm Grace.

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The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday, has risen to 2,189, with over 12,000 injured, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency.

Days later, a strong storm lashed the area, bringing the risk of floods and mudslides.

The search and rescue efforts are being hampered by a lack of resources as well as by the heavy rains, which have caused mudslides that blocked roads in the region.

Aid has been slowly appeared to help the thousands who were left homeless.

As per the reports emerging from the region, many still await help after five days.

In Camp-Perrin, over 100 displaced people, including children and disabled residents, were camped out in a field after their homes were destroyed.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas and is still recovering from a 2010 earthquake, which killed over 200,000.

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.