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Haiti Earthquake 2021

Earthquake Relief Response

On August 14th of 2021, a devastating Earthquake has struck the entire southern part of Haiti, killing 2248 people, wounded 12 763 people. 680 thousands people are badly impacted by this cataclysm. 


What we did in Rousseaux (Gros Marin), about 30 miles from Cavaillon. A team made of 3 doctors, 3 nurses, 4 nurse’s aids, and 4 other helpers on Friday September 10th and Saturday September 11th (of 2021) went to Rousseaux, a remote and mountainous area located in Gros Marin, which is 3 hours away from les Cayes. until our visits, Curiously these citizens whose houses were destroyed by the earthquake have never received any help from any NGO nor have they been visited by any Government officials. 

On day 1 (Friday 10th): the team saw 373 patients.
On Day 2(Saturday September 11th)166 patients. 
We distributed 700 kits, each of them is made of rice/ peanut butter/ tooth paste/ brush/ soaps/ hand sanitizer and N95 mask)
 
Most diseases:
Scabies
High blood pressure
Diabetes( High blood sugar)
Urinary Track infections (UTIs)
Tinea capitis
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Heartburn
Iron-deficiency anemia
Amebiasis

What These locals need the most:
Shelters: Tarpaulin- Food- water- medical assistance

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Haiti Earthquake 2021

Haiti Earthquake

11 and a half years after the most devastating earthquake in the history of Haiti that killed over 200,000 people, a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southern part of Haiti that impacted 1.2 million people on Saturday, August 14, 2021. The poorest country on the American continent, already under insurmountable poverty, COVID-19, and political unrest, is now compounded with this earthquake disaster.

In these particularly difficult times, access to health care is becoming even more scarce, especially in rural areas.  In 2010, during the deadly earthquake, Healing the Sick Organization (HSO), which was in a latent state, helped set up in Croix-des-Bouquets, an open-air field hospital, where we helped more of a thousand victims of the earthquake. Once again, HSO is mobilizing medical relief efforts, in order not only to facilitate access to health care for as many people as possible, but also to provide the victims of this earthquake disaster with quality healthcare. Whatever it is, your contribution will help a victim in dire need.

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