State of National Emergency to be Extended in Haiti

Puerto Príncipe, 5 dic (Prensa Latina) The state of national emergency enforced since last octuber in Haiti will be extended until january 5 according to a press release of the Prime Minister Office.

This measure is in order to facilitate the aid actions that are being provided to the most damaged areas of the country where there are more than one million persons suffering severe food insecurity.

Hurricane Sandy caused 54 deaths and serious material damage to road infraestructure and bridges and access to several cities is still interrupted.