Haiti Earthquake

2021 Emergency Relief

We Need Your Help

CitiHope is responding to urgent need requests sent by our partners in Haiti.

Critically needed medicine, medical supplies, and food are being sourced for rapid delivery.

Our team in Dominican Republic is coordinating logistics and resources on the ground.

To make a financial donation, please use the DONATE button for secure online contributions. 

Or, mail a check to: CitiHope, PO Box 626, Margaretville NY 12455, with ‘Haiti Relief’ written in the check memo.

Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.
Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.

Hospitals can't handle the number of people who need treatment. Photo Credit: CNN

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Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.
Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.

A woman walks in a flooded area of Les Cayes on August 17. Tropical Storm Grace moved across the southern coast of Hispaniola, the island comprising Haiti and the Dominican Republic, just days after the earthquake. Photo credit: CNN

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Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.
Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.

A home in Les Cayes damaged in Saturday’s earthquake. Photo Credit: Delot Jean, Associated Press.

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Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.
Deadly earthquake devastates Haiti.

Hospitals can't handle the number of people who need treatment. Photo Credit: CNN

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Situation Highlights  (Updated 09/03/21)

In the aftermath of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked southwestern Haiti on August 22, 2021, over 2,200 people are dead and over 320 remain missing.

The dire health situation remains the most pressing concern, as 4 hospitals were destroyed and 20 hospitals have been damaged. Those still operating are completely overwhelmed, lacking sufficient personnel and medical supplies.

According to Haitian Civil Protection, more than 130,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged, leaving thousands homeless and creating pressing shelter and WASH needs.

This earthquake was the second deadliest in the last 25 years in Latin America. It was larger and on the same fault line as that which occurred in 2010, which killed more than 220,000 people and triggered tens of thousands of landslides. Compounding matters, this earthquake struck during a significant political crisis, ongoing since the president of Haiti was assassinated on July 7, 2021.

By the Numbers

  • 800,000 affected people

  • 12,200 injured
     

  • 2,200 deaths & rising
     

  • 340 people still missing
     

  • 650,000 people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance
     

  • 130,000 damaged & destroyed homes

Source: UN OCHA, Haiti Earthquake Situation Report No. 3.
31 August , 2021  www.unocha.org 

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