DEPLOYING TO HAITI
A ShelterBox Response Team is currently in the Dominican Republic in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti. Together with our trusted partner Habitat for Humanity Haiti, we’re providing 2,000 families with emergency shelter aid.
Essential aid items are already in the country, and they will support families to rebuild after this disaster. This includes shelter kits like tarpaulins and fixings, thermal blankets, solar lights, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, and water carriers.
Our teams are also providing training and technical support with the essential aid items we are providing.
Since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the country on 14 August, damage reports have continued to escalate.
Final reports estimate 61,000 homes were destroyed and an additional 77,000 sustained serious damages, leaving thousands of people homeless.
Communities who have lost their homes to disasters like these urgently need your support. Please donate and bring hope to a family today.
WHAT HAPPENED IN HAITI?
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of Haiti on the morning of August 14.
The epicenter was 90 miles from the densely populated capital of Port-au-Prince and was felt across the Caribbean.
Search and rescue is the priority right now, so damage reports will soar in the coming days and weeks.
Haiti is still recovering from the devastating earthquake in 2010 which caused extensive damage to infrastructure and the economy.
SHELTERBOX IN HAITI
ShelterBox has significant experience working in Haiti. We have worked there five times, including in 2010 after the magnitude 7 earthquake. 200,000 people lost their lives and 5 million people lost their homes.
With over 20 years of experience, we are experts in emergency shelter after disaster. We often work in places that others don’t, making sure that we reach families who need support to take the next step in resuming their livelihoods.
From Cameroon to Syria, all the way to the Philippines and the Caribbean, we have provided shelter to over 2 million people so far. And in these uncertain times, your support is more valuable than ever.
A family sits outside their ShelterBox tent in Haiti, after the devastating earthquake killed thousands in 2010.