Haiti Devastation Made Worse by Tropical Depression Grace

The extent of the devastation in Haiti grows worse by the day.
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The extent of the devastation in Haiti grows worse by the day.

The death toll following the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the southwestern part of the island on Saturday has climbed to 1,941 and nearly 10,000 people were injured, according to official counts on Tuesday.

Haiti's Civil Protection Agency anticipates those figures will climb, noting that many people are still missing.

Tropical Storm Grace crossed directly over the quake-ravaged portion of the country on Monday night and much of Tuesday, adding to the misery of the displaced survivors.

The downpour and winds that pummeled the region are also making it harder for humanitarian aid organizations to assess the extent of the damage and deliver much-needed aid.

More than 1 million people are affected

The earthquake's devastation is centered in the country's southwestern area, particularly in the city of Les Cayes.

UNICEF estimates roughly 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children, have been impacted by the back-to-back disasters in recent days.

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