About the Emergency

On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, approximately 80 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. The earthquake also damaged or destroyed hundreds of houses and buildings, including critical public buildings such as hospitals and churches, across Grand Anse, Nippes, and Sud departments.

U.S. Response

USAID immediately deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. Government’s response efforts. This team of elite USAID disaster experts is on the ground conducting damage assessments and coordinating with government officials to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the earthquake.

More information on the U.S. Government’s humanitarian activities in Haiti can be found here.

How You Can Help

Organizations Responding in Haiti

Additional Resources

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