2,100 + Killed, 12,000 Injured
On Saturday, August 14, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti taking more than 2,100 lives, decimating homes, schools, offices, and churches across the country and leaving hospitals overwhelmed with thousands more injured.
Meanwhile, Grace lashed Haiti as a tropical depression on Monday, August 16, dumping up to 10 inches of rain before regaining tropical storm status early Tuesday. The heavy rains pelted people huddling in fields and searching for survivors.
To make matters worse, Haiti is also struggling with the coronavirus pandemic, recovery from other disasters, and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month.
Our Mission Partners in Haiti now have people on the ground doing assessments. The most urgent needs are still for water, food, hygiene kits, and blue tarps, which can be used to make temporary shelters. There is also a need for funds for search and rescue and medical teams responding to the crisis.
Travel to the most affected areas is still difficult but not impossible, so the desperately needed supplies can be purchased in Haiti and delivered to the affected areas.