Haiti Earthquake Appeal
Help families whose homes have been destroyed to recover and rebuild.
On Saturday 14 August, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at Les Cayes, 75 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. On Tuesday 16 August, Tropical Storm Grace, flash floods and mudslides have now caused further devastation on the island.
To date the earthquake has claimed more than 2,200 lives, injured almost 12,000 people and destroyed 130,000 homes. At least 344 people are still missing. Families are seeking safety wherever they can with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
Entire communities have been made homeless.
Right now, people who have lost everything need emergency shelter, food, drinking water and access to healthcare. Our local partners are on the ground ready to respond, but we need your help to reach more of the most vulnerable people – women and girls, older people and people with disabilities are all most at risk.
The destruction and loss caused by the earthquake can affect multiple aspects of peoples’ lives and well-being, both physically and socially. We see families moving to wherever they can to stay safe with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The people of Haiti are resilient. But how much more can we take?
- Marc Pascal Desmornes, Regional Programme Manager, Haiti.
We’re on the ground now, poised to deliver relief to people who need it most. But we urgently need your help. With the risk of flash floods and mudslides coming soon, we’re racing to get aid to people as fast as we can.
Your gift could bring people food and water, giving people the strength to survive. Your gift could offer shelter, protecting elderly people from sleeping on the streets. Your gift could provide urgent medical treatment, helping children to recover from their injuries.