Haitian bishop: 180,000 dead, 1.5 million homeless
February 05, 2010
Bishop Pierre-André Dumas of Anse-à-Veau et Miragoâne, president of Caritas Haiti, told a press conference in Rome on February 3 that last month’s earthquake has left 180,000 dead, 185,000 injured, and 200,000 missing. In addition, 1.5 million of Haiti’s 8.8 million people are refugees in their own country.
“Education cannot take place because there are no schools,” he added. “Fifteen major churches in Port-au-Prince are gone, starting with the cathedral. There are no houses for priests and religious who were in charge of these parishes.”
- Bishop Dumas, President of Caritas Haiti: “The people need a helping hand. Enough talk about this ordeal. Enough with the controversies. This should be a time for reflection." (Fides)
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