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Death Toll Rises to 42 as Haiti Struggles to Recover from Floods


Mon 05 Jun 2023 | 11:06 PM
Israa Farhan

The death toll from the heavy floods that hit Haiti over the weekend has risen to 42, and another 11 people missing, authorities reported on Monday.

At least 85 people have been injured, and more than 13,600 homes have been flooded, forcing people to evacuate, according to Haiti's Civil Protection Agency.

Officials said the rains hit Haiti's western, northwest, southeastern, and central regions.

The weather has since improved, but many crops have been damaged amid mounting famine, and people are trying to find temporary shelters after rain turns roads into gushing rivers of brown water.

The World Food Program mentioned that tens of thousands of people have been affected, with the greatest amount of damage recorded in the capital region of Port-au-Prince and the western region of Haiti.

“A significant weather-induced event of this level so early in the hurricane season…raises concerns about the ability to provide a sustained response should extreme weather incidents continue to occur" the agency warned.

Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he had asked for international help.