A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the west of Haiti at 8:29am local time on Saturday August 14th. A ShelterBox team has been deployed.
137,000 homes have been reported damaged or destroyed, and an estimated 1.2 million people urgently need support. Damage reports are expected to increase in the coming days and weeks as search and rescue is completed. Access remains difficult with infrastructure destroyed and significant security concerns.
Tropical Storm Grace hit the affected area on Monday night dumping 25mm of rain. This has further complicated relief efforts and endangered families left without shelter.
ShelterBox teams are responding to this disaster and are working in country with local partners and community organizations to learn more about how best to support families.
ShelterBox works directly with in-country and community partners.
ShelterBox is working with fellow humanitarians to assess damage reports, understand from communities what they need, and work on the challenging logistics of delivering aid to areas where buildings have been reduced to rubble.
Together with Habitat for Humanity Haiti, local Rotary Clubs and other local community partners and leaders, we are working to deliver locally appropriate aid to some of the most vulnerable families that would otherwise be left behind. Please, donate today to support families around the world who are recovering from terrible disasters like this one. Please note that ShelterBox does not accept donations to specific disaster, this allows us to remain fast and flexible when responding to disaster