Caritas-Haiti Makes Plea for Flood Relief

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, MAY 28, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Caritas-Haiti has made an urgent appeal to the Caritas Internationalis network for $533,000 to finance assistance to flood victims in the dioceses of Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, Hinche and Cayes.



Diocesan Caritas and parishes in Haiti have been giving emergency aid from the start of the catastrophe.

Caritas-Haiti's appeal for funds is to provide post-emergency assistance to 3,000 families.

U.N. officials said today that the death toll from flooding could top 1,500 in Haiti alone. On Thursday, the death toll in the neighboring Dominican Republic was 339.

The National Caritas of the Dominican Republic is providing emergency humanitarian aid to thousands affected by the floods.

To aid with Caritas in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, contact Caritas in your country or diocese. More information is posted at www.caritas.org.