Montreal-North, August 17, 2021. - Faced with this desolation that Haitians are once again experiencing following the earthquake of August 14, 2021, the ICI (L’organisme pour l’intégration, la citoyenneté et l’inclusion) and the RIIOH (Regroupement des intervenants et intervenantes d’origine haïtienne) initiate a crisis unit joined by other organizations communities and institutions in Montreal-North to help people in the far south of Haiti directly affected physically, materially, emotionally and psychologically.
Our actions are complementary to everything that is already being done. The needs are immense. There are already nearly 1,500 dead, thousands injured and people who are missing. The task at hand is colossal.
Montréal-North is the borough with the largest number of people of Haitian origin in Canada. We have a duty to act.
In this context, we have already taken the following measures :
It should be noted that our interventions will mainly focus on people and victims of the most remote regions of the Great South of Haiti, without excluding people from large cities. Our Listening and exchange services are offered primarily to people in Montreal-North and surroundings that are emotionally and psychologically affected by this disaster.
Our actions are supported by Madame Paule Robitaille, Member of Parliament for Bourassa-Sauvé in The National Assembly of Quebec and many community decision makers. Other people from goodwill can also support our initiatives through advice, attendance or donations to Maison Sam X, a charity recognized by Revenu Canada. Tax receipts will be provided.
Together, we can help ease the pain of these heavily affected families by this tragedy and give them a little dignity.
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