Haiti gets assistance from the US Marine Corps Unit

(Photo credit: AP) Haiti gets assistance from the US Marine Corps Unit
(Photo credit: AP) Haiti gets assistance from the US Marine Corps Unit

Along with food and other relief material, the US military has been shifting many necessary items under the shift in the international relief efforts. The shifting is done to help the Haitians who are affected after the area gets hit by the recent earthquake of 7.2 magnitudes on August 14.

On Saturday, the US military aircraft went into the rural and mountainous Peninsula in the south of Haiti, the area that was the epicenter of the earthquake. The aircraft took off from Port-au-Prince. Out of many areas of Haiti, in Jeremie, the residents were happy and cheered up as the Marine corps unit reached there with rice packets and other necessary supplies.

Patrick Tine of Haiti Bible Mission said that out of the most supplies have not been decided for Jeremie. Their main task is to supply the distributions to the remote and affected area by the landslides, destroyed lands of farmers, and many houses.

A few days back the Digicel International and Digicel Foundation started working together to enable a platform to collect the donation to help the families and the people in Haiti who had been badly affected by the 7.2 earthquake on August 14. 

Digicel would be collecting the funds at the donation platform donations.digicelinternational.com. Digicel International has decided to collect donations up to a total amount of $10,000USD to provide assistance to the Haitians affected. Digicel International took the initiative to provide immediate relief to the people in the South of Haiti.

Along with this, American lifestyle and performance footwear company Skechers provided assistance to the Caribbean island Haiti to help the nation with relief efforts after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake badly hit the island.

On Saturday, August 14, Haiti experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Due to the earthquake, Haiti underwent many casualties. Many buildings are reported to collapse due to high magnitude shakes. The disaster-plagued Caribbean nation still recovering from a devastating 2010 quake.

When Haiti experienced the shakes, the people were rushing to find safe shelter. During that time, the epicentre was to the 160 KM west of the Capital Port-au-Prince, which is densely populated.