DEPLOYING TO HAITI
A ShelterBox Response Team is currently in the Dominican Republic in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday.
Buildings have been flattened and hospitals already under strain from COVID-19 are overwhelmed.
Recent reports have confirmed that more than 138,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged leaving nearly 1 million people displaced after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021. .
A ShelterBox team is on the ground working with fellow humanitarians to assess damage reports, understand from communities what they need, and working on the challenging logistics of delivering aid to areas where buildings have been reduced to rubble during a pandemic.
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.