People searching through the rubble after the earthquake in Haiti

Haiti Crisis - Update

August 2022

Thank you for helping the people of Haiti

A year ago, we raised together more than $5.5 million to provide life-saving emergency assistance to people who needed it desperately.


On August 14, 2021 an earthquake in southwestern Haiti brought death and destruction to communities already struggling with insecurity and hunger. Homes, schools and hospitals were destroyed, and families were left without food, water and shelter.

Two days later, a tropical storm pummelled the region, causing flooding and landslides, and worsening the humanitarian disaster.

Canadians immediately rallied to help through the Humanitarian Coalition, an alliance of 12 of Canada's leading international humanitarian agencies.

Individuals, organizations and businesses gave generously. Major media networks supported the emergency appeal with free advertising space. The Canadian government matched donations up to a total of $2 million. 

Learn more below about how our members agencies provided relief and assistance to the affected communities.

Humanitarian Coalition member agencies responded to the humanitarian needs of 234,969 people across the Grand'Anse, Nippes, and Sud departments of Haiti.
Our members provided:
  • assistive devices and rehabilitation services for the injured
  • 1,000 health kits in the project communities
  • individual and group-based psychosocial support
  • drinking water, household water treatment and containers
  • hygiene kits and education, including COVID safety information
  • emergency safe housing, shelter repair and house reconstruction
  • household essentials including Kitchen and bedding kits
  • training on child protection and gender-based violence issues
  • referral to local child protection and GBV services
  • construction support for 13 Child-Friendly Spaces
  • agricultural activities for farming families at planting season
  • cash transfers to enable households to meet their basic needs.

Thank You

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