"We only have Jesus now": An earthquake kills 1941 in Haiti

Update of August 19, 2021: According to the Haitian authorities, the current record is 1941 deaths and more than 9900 injured. The number of victims is expected to increase further, rescuers continue to remove bodies from the rubble.

“We only have Jesus now. If it hadn't been for Jesus, I couldn't be here today. "

On Saturday morning, the earth shook in the Caribbean. One magnitude 7,2 earthquake hit the southwest of the island. According to civil protection, the latest report shows 1941 deaths. 5700 injured are also to be deplored.

Nearly 14 houses have been destroyed, but the toll could rise. Infrastructures are impassable, telephone lines are cut. Hundreds of buildings, schools, hospitals and churches have collapsed or been extensively damaged. A national state of emergency has been declared for one month by Prime Minister Ariel Henry.

Ariel henry went there. "They are affected but resilient, they are fighting to survive," he said of Haitians.

The Minister also thanked the international aid which was quickly put in place. The Haitian government asks humanitarian organizations not to set up "makeshift camps" and to work in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning so as not to repeat the mistakes made in 2010.

A survivor claims to have "That Jesus now".

“We only have Jesus now. If it hadn't been for Jesus, I couldn't be here today. "

Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, explains that an organization plane left on site with more than a dozen disaster response specialists as well as 31 tonnes of aid to disaster-stricken communities. He calls for prayer.

“This massive earthquake devastated Haiti, it left many families homeless and in search of their loved ones. We respond to help meet needs in Jesus name. Please pray for Haiti and all those who are suffering. "


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