In the morning of August 14th, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southern region of Haiti. As of writing, over 1,200 people have been confirmed dead and many more are injured. This earthquake comes during an especially vulnerable time for Haiti as they have been grappling with COVID-19 and the recent assassination of their president.
We've created the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund to help you support vetted organizations involved in rescue and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. As this is an ongoing emergency, this fund will be updated as we develop a better understanding of the needs and the organizations involved.
Humanitarian Coalition members and their local partners are actively responding to the Haiti earthquake and supporting emergency rescue efforts. Donations go towards emergency supplies (shelters, blankets, clean water, sanitation), child safety (reuniting children with families, ensuring safety and psychological well-being), and ongoing needs (political and social unrest, COVID-19).humanitariancoalition.ca
Doctors Without Borders Canada (MSF) is leading the global COVID-19 response by providing case management, carrying out infection control, and building health structures to treat COVID-19 patients in over 70 countries. As of August 2021, they’re also on the ground in Haiti providing direct care to those affected by the earthquake, and also in Afghanistan, providing critical medical care.doctorswithoutborders.ca