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CDB Stands In Harmony With Haiti In Earthquake Aftermath

Dr. Gene Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank has issued a statement in the wake of the 7.2 Earthquake which left a trail of devastation in Haiti.

The tremor occurred early Saturday morning August 14. More than 2,000 people are reported, but the number is expected to reach up to 10,000.

The following is Dr. Leon’s statement:

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Haiti following the earthquake which occurred on Saturday August 14, 2021.

We express our deepest sympathy, knowing that the Haitian people have had to continually grapple with natural hazards as well as social and economic challenges over a number of years.

The CDB team, through its involvement in the Caribbean Donor Partner Group, led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), and co-chaired by the United Nations Development Programme Resident Coordinators Office, is currently involved in the planning process for a coordinated regional response to provide immediate and longer-term support on the ground.

Our condolences to the citizens who have lost loved ones or suffered injury or damage to property. The CDB pledges to work with national and regional organisations to assist the recovery and to continue its efforts to improve conditions for the people of Haiti.



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