Communities in Haiti are facing breaking point after a devastating earthquake hit the country.
Thousands are in need of support in Haiti in the wake of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday 14 August 2021.
The earthquake has tragically killed almost 2,000 people and injured countless others. Thousands of homes and buildings, including medical facilities, churches, and schools have been destroyed. Now, as the country deals with this latest disaster, they face a further threat of flooding and landslides as a result of Tropical Storm Grace.
Donate now to our Emergency Fund and help people facing the aftermath of disasters like the earthquake in Haiti.
Almost 2,000 people have died as a result of the earthquake
The earthquake has injured up to 10,000 people in the country
More than 20% of Haitian children under five suffer with malnutrition
The most urgent needs in Haiti right now
Action Against Hunger has been working in Haiti since 1985 and we’ve reached hundreds of thousand of people through our nutrition and health programmes.
Our teams are now ready to respond to this latest disaster. Right now, together with local authorities and partners, we’re carrying out rapid needs assessments in the areas most affected by the earthquake.
As part of our response, we will prioritise:
access to clean water and safe sanitation to prevent disease outbreaks
shelter for families who have lost their homes as a result of the earthquake
nutrition, hygiene, and other supplies
mental health support
Haiti is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and has been hit by one crisis after another.
The Covid-19 pandemic has added further strain to an already limited health system and government measures, including the closing of borders, has contributed to inflation, unemployment and civil political unrest.
Four million people in Haiti are already struggling with rising hunger. Now, the country faces further strain as they deal with the catastrophic earthquake.
Please note: Your donation will go towards our Emergency Fund. Action Against Hunger has staff in countries around the world, including Haiti, so we’re ready to help whenever disaster strikes. Your donation could help us support people in Haiti and elsewhere to stay safe, healthy and to rebuild their lives.