Here's How You Can Support Earthquake Relief Efforts In Haiti
Updated August 19, 2021 at 1:38 PM ET
Days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the death toll keep rising as do the numbers of the injured and displaced.
Destroyed buildings, blocked roads, the pandemic and now a tropical storm are making it even more difficult for humanitarian organizations to assess the damage and deliver much-needed aid.
Margarett Lubin, Haiti's country representative from the aid organization CORE, spoke to NPR'sWeekend Edition from Port-au-Prince. She said that responders need to manage multiple overlapping crises at the same time in order to deliver emergency relief, and spoke about the role that the international community can play.
"I think the need really in Haiti is the funding," Lubin said. "We need the funding on the ground. It's essential so that we can respond to the need, in the midst of all the emergencies that we just described, so that we can really make an impact on the ground and get people out of suffering."
Looking to get involved but not sure how to help? Here are some resources to get you started.
This piece first appeared on the Morning Edition live blog.
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