210819 Haiti
A man sits on a bed at the "Communautaire de Référence" hospital in Port-Salut in Port-Salut, Haiti on August 18, 2021. Image Credit: AFP

The confirmed death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday has risen to 2,189, local civil protection authorities said on Wednesday.

Flooding and heavy rains over the past days interrupted efforts to search for survivors of the quake and help those left homeless or without food and water.