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)
High blood pressure
Diabetes( High blood sugar)
Urinary Track infections (UTIs)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
What These locals need the most:
Shelters: Tarpaulin- Food- water- medical assistance
Haiti Earthquake 2021
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.
2020 has been a particularly dreadful year for the world. A pandemic due to the new coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) is raging globally. No country is spared. Even some of the largest countries such as the USA, France and Canada with advanced health systems and public health infrastructure are overwhelmed.
Thus, the underdeveloped countries are paying the heaviest price for this pandemic with ongoing chronic poverty and lack of access to healthcare. Haiti, whose socio-economic difficulties are already enormous, is plagued by increased problems as a direct result of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus. The extremely weak Haitian health system is already overwhelmed. In fact, more than 2 out of 100 of Haitians contracting this virus have died from it. Millions of Haitians are being pushed to extreme poverty due to COVID-19. Given the lack of large-scale screening and testing, the exact number of Haitians suffering from the coronavirus will never be known and is grossly underestimated in Haiti. Social and cultural customs in Haiti are also raising the risk factors and making prevention of the virus more difficult. HSO is working hard to promote equity access to health care, especially in rural and mountainous areas in an effort to help remedy this situation. Healing the sick Organization cannot do this without your generosity and support. Your donations will help save lives and help prevent unjustifiable death in Haiti.