A natural disaster struck the Caribbean nation this weekend, taking lives and leaving many homeless and without food.
More than 13,000 people were evacuated from the disaster zone, according to the Office of Civil Protection. More than 1,200 homes were flooded, leaving the region in distress.
Local authorities have already started to help the victims. They provide food, hygiene items and medicines to those who lost everything as a result of the disaster.
Such heavy rains are not uncommon in Haiti. According to scientists, this is due to climate change on the planet. Due to global warming, the amount of rainfall in the region has increased significantly, leading to flooding and dangerous consequences for people.
Despite the best efforts of local authorities, the situation remains critical. The international community is needed to help Haiti cope with the consequences of the disaster and to prevent similar cases in the future.