Friday, January 15, 2010

Startling UN Statistics for Jacmel

The UN released some heartbreaking statistics today on the devastation in Jacmel, an area where Plant With Purpose works. Gwenn Goodale Mangine, who lives in Jacmel, posted the statistics and pictures on her blog, which has been a great source of information the last few days.

Here are the UN statistics. Keep in mind that Jacmel is a city of only 34,000 people.

  • 1,785 homes completely destroyed
  • 4410 homes partially destroyed
  • 87 commercial businesses destroyed
  • 54 schools destroyed
  • 24 hotels destroyed
  • 26 churches destroyed
  • 5730 families displaced
  • Death count approaching 3,000 (nearly 10%)

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