A major earthquake struck the capital of Haiti on Tuesday 13 January, toppling many buildings and burying thousands of people under the rubble. The strongest earthquake in more than 200 years collapsed a hospital where people screamed for help. People throughout the capital are crying out for help from under debris.
Within hours of the earthquake striking Haiti our partners were on the ground in the country. A team has also been dispatched and are focussed on providing access to clean drinking water with purification units as well as setting up a large inflatable field emergency hospital. Much needed clean water, emergency shelters, medicines and food aid are now getting to the victims of the disaster.
The International Committee of the Red Cross estimates that as many as 3 million people may have been affected by the quake.
The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake has left the people of Haiti devastated and communications with the country remain weak. As with many disasters of this kind, information is scant at this stage as casualties and damage cannot yet be estimated. The outlook remains bleak.
Please show your support by visiting our website. HELP provide food, water, shelter, and medical supplies to the people of Haiti.