Haiti grapples with a 7.2 magnitude earthquake
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook the small Caribbean nation of Haiti on Saturday. The death toll of 1,900 people continues to climb, while at least 9,900 are injured. Recovery efforts are up against a tropical storm expected to hit the island on Monday night. This earthquake comes as the country struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, a presidential assassination, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and the massive tremor that destroyed parts of the island just 11 years ago.
How are Haitians dealing with yet more unrest? Maggie John speaks with Krista Germeil, who lives close to the epicentre of the quake and has been helping neighbours cope.
Haiti needs our help. Through local Christian leaders we can deliver help and hope.Visit crossroads.ca/haiti or call 1-800-265-3100 to help provide water, medical supplies, and shelters to those affected by the earthquake through Crossroads Cares.