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House in Haiti damaged by the earthquake

Floods and Earthquakes, Haiti

House in Haiti damaged by the earthquake
House in Haiti damaged by the earthquake
July 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Since June 3, 2023, Haiti has been grappling with torrential rains triggering heavy floods and landslides across the country. The situation worsened as two significant earthquakes struck the region. The first earthquake, measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale, shook the nation on June 4, 2023, followed by a more powerful magnitude 5.6 earthquake on June 6, 2023.

These recent disasters in Haiti have caused widespread infrastructure damage, with houses, schools, health centers, roads, and bridges. The situation is exacerbated in the hard-to-reach and isolated region of Grand'Anse, making the elderly, people with disabilities, women, and children especially vulnerable.

Humanitarian Response

Canadian Lutheran World Relief and its local partners are providing a one-time cash transfer of the equivalent of $131 CAD for 2,000 households who were directly affected by flooding and/or the earthquakes.

The project prioritizes elderly, people living with disabilities, and female-headed households for cash assistance.  

In Partnership with Canada

Our response to small and medium-scale disasters is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the member agency delivering the assistance, and donations to the Humanitarian Coalition. Your gift will help us be ready for the next disaster. Donate today.