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Haiti: Floods - Feb 2022

Disaster types

Widespread floods have affected 22 municipalities of North-West, North, North-East and Nippes Departments over the past few days, resulting in an increasing number of casualties. According to the Haitian Civil Protection, five people have died (three in North-West, one in North-East and one in North), and one person is missing in North-West. More than 1,900 people have been evacuated in temporary shelters located in Cap-Haitien and Fort Liberty and 2,581 people have been affected. Access to the worst-hit areas remains difficult due to damaged roads and infrastructure. National authorities, in collaboration with United Nations and international NGOs, are conducting the damage assessment and are providing help for those affected. On 3-4 February, scattered rain is forecast over West, South-East, and Grand-Anse Departments. (ECHO, 3 Feb 2022)