At least 15 dead and 8 missing in Haiti due to rain | News

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At least 15 people died and another eight are missing due to heavy rains on Saturday, the Haitian Department of Civil Protection reported on Sunday.


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Eight of the deaths occurred in the Western department, five in the Southeast and two in the Northwest, the poorest in the country.

According to provisional figures, in five of the ten geographical departments, 1,219 houses have been destroyed and there are 23,390 displaced people.

According to the report, the agricultural sector has been greatly affected in the department of the Center. This situation could worsen as a result of the floods that have devastated part of the country.

In the department of the West, 25,648 people have been affected and 12,906 displaced.

"The most urgent needs are shelter, food and hygiene kits, and drinking water," according to the partial assessment.

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry declared that his government "together with national and international institutions is taking steps to address the urgent needs of the moment."

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