SUPPORT FOR HAITI
Earthquake Reha Project
On 14 August 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Tiburon Peninsula in the Caribbean nation of Haiti. It had a 10-kilometre-deep (6.2 mi) hypocenter near Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Tsunami warnings were briefly issued for the Haitian coast. At least 2,207 people were confirmed killed as of 22 August 2021 and above 12,000 injured. At least 136,800 buildings were damaged or destroyed. The deadliest earthquake and deadliest natural disaster of 2021, it is the worst disaster to strike Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. UNICEF estimates more than half a million children were affected. The Haitian Civil Protection General Directorate (DGPC) warned of a possible large humanitarian crisis resulting from the earthquake. USAID provided US$32 million in foreign aid to Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
While we appreciate the thoughts of sending devices and materials, the best gift is in monetary form. Our clinic building, staff, and resources are in need of funds to help keep our services available during this disaster.
Tell others about our organization. Please share the site on your social media so that others can learn about this disaster and offer assistance.
Provide O&P Services to all of the community members who have been affected by the earthquake, so that they can continue to be mobile and participate in the community programs and cleanup.