Haiti: Earthquake survivors ask for tents as aftershocks, expected rainfall complicate rescue

Facing the possibility of heavy rains, residents of the earthquake-ravaged towns in Haiti’s south have been asking for tents. On social media and other channels, the locals and some advocates have said the tents are a priority for survivors to have shelter even while the rescue continues.

“We need to get the people affected by the earthquake tents ASAP,” Kingsley Jean, an activist based in Haiti, tweeted. “A tropical storm is coming and most of them are sleeping outside. It’s already raining.”

Since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti Saturday morning, parts of the devastated region and well beyond have felt aftershocks that occurred. Six aftershocks of 5.0 or greater magnitude were felt across the southern region on Sunday morning, according to Accuweather.

The aftershocks came after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 1,297 people dead and more than 5,700 injured, according to the Civil Protection agency. 


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