New Statistics

Some more statistics…The Prime Minister announced on Friday that the official count is over 200,000 dead (We have heard up to 212,000 so far), 300,000 injured persons treated, 250,000 destroyed homes, and 30,000 disrupted businesses.  Sixty percent of the government buildings have been destroyed, along with 90% of the schools in the Port-au-Prince area. (most schools here are privately run). 

One estimate I saw was that there were around 10,000 persons who lost at least part of a limb, not counting those who suffered serious damage to theirs.  There will be a great need for physical therapists and prostheses.

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One Response to New Statistics

  1. dawn says:

    That is overwhelming. Unfathomable.

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