Haiti Earthquake: how to help
Haiti has been hit by another devastating earthquake, killing at least 1,400 people and injuring around 6,900. Thousands of buildings have been destroyed, including schools, hospitals and other vital infrastructure.
While the shaking has stopped for now, panic and immense suffering continue. There is an urgent need for food, water, tents, hygiene kits and first aid.
Many churches have also been damaged by the earthquake. In Les Caynes, a coastal town in the south of the country, a cardinal was injured and a priest was killed under the rubble.
We witness with compassion and sadness yet another natural disaster affecting the nation of Haiti. This follows the tragic earthquake that occurred 11 years ago and the numerous cyclones and earthquakes that have followed since then.Aloysius John, secretary general of Caritas Internationalis
The government has declared a state of emergency for a month. In a country that is in political turmoil, the relief operations are complicated not only by the terrible condition of the roads but also by the high level of social tension. On 7th July, President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated – so this earthquake could not have come at a worse time for the nation of 11 million people.
Thankfully, through our partners, we're able to immediately reach out with kindness to those most in need. Our colleagues at Caritas Haiti are already there, working tirelessly to provide emergency relief where it’s needed the most.
Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers. And, if you can, reach out with love by donating today to help those in urgent need.