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Haiti quake death toll climbs to 2,189

Les Cayes, Haiti | Xinhua | The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on Saturday climbed to 2,189, the Caribbean island’s Civil Protection Agency reported on Wednesday. The 7.2-magnitude quake also left more than 12,000 people injured, the agency tweeted, adding that rescue operations are still underway. …

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Haiti quake death toll climbs to 1,941

Les Cayes, Haiti | Xinhua | The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on Saturday climbed to 1,941, the Caribbean island’s Civil Protection Agency reported on Tuesday. The 7.2-magnitude quake also left more than 9,900 people injured, the agency said via Twitter, adding that rescue operations continue …

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Death toll from Haiti earthquake rises to 1,419

Les Cayes, Haiti | Xinhua | The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday climbed to 1,419, authorities announced on Monday. The 7.2-magnitude quake also left at least 6,900 people injured and destroyed over 37,000 homes, according to the country’s civil protection agency. The agency said …

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Death toll from southwestern Haiti’s earthquake rises to 1,297

Santo Domingo | Xinhua | The death toll from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti has rose to 1,297, and the number of injured has climbed to at least 5,700, overwhelming hospitals in severely hit areas. The miserable situation in the Caribbean nation, already mired in the COVID-19 pandemic and …

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Four of Haitian president’s suspected killers dead, two arrested

Mexico City, Haiti | Xinhua | Haitian police have arrested two of the gunmen who are suspected to have assassinated President Jovenel Moise early on Wednesday, while four others were killed when apprehended by the authorities, said Leon Charles, director general of the National Police. The police operation also led to …

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Haiti president assassinated- interim PM

Unidentified individuals attacked private residence of President Moise overnight and shot him dead, interim PM says. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said in a statement early on Wednesday. A group of unidentified individuals attacked the private residence of Haitian …

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Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country’s ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had made a “serious error” …

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Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The former Oxfam country director at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released Monday by the British organisation said. Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam’s team …

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Byanyima heartbroken after Oxfam Haiti sex scandal

  Byanyima heart broken, Oxfam deputy head resigns after Haiti sex scandal London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The executive director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima has spoken out on the emerging sex scandal involving the organisations staff in Haiti and Chad. “My heart is broken. I am appalled. Angry. …

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