PORT-AU-PRINCE– Following heavy rains that resulted in severe floods and landslides in Haiti, at least 42 people have died, and dozens more are still missing. The tragedy has impacted many nation sections, notably Port-au-Prince, the capital.
The rains started on Saturday and continued through Sunday, overflowing rivers and burying houses and businesses in mudslides. The Haitian government has proclaimed a state of emergency in the impacted areas.
Although rescuers are still looking for survivors, the death toll is anticipated to increase. An experienced team from the UN has been sent to assist in the relief effort.
The floods and landslides have severely damaged infrastructure and agriculture. The Haitian government has called for foreign assistance to aid the recovery process.
The catastrophe is the most recent in a string of failures for Haiti, which is still attempting to rebuild after a terrible earthquake. The nation has a political crisis as President Jovenel Mose is accused of corruption and power abuse.
The difficulties Haiti is experiencing have worsened by the floods and landslides. The world community must unite to provide relief to Haiti, where the people desperately need assistance to reconstruct their lives.