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AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Earthquake in Haiti

Publication date:2021-08-20
 

On 18 August, a team of relief personnel from AMDA Haiti left for Jeremie to carry out emergency relief in helping the victims of the earlier quake that devastated southwestern Haiti. Although the initial departure had been scheduled on the 17th, heavy downpours due to the tropical storm Grace forced the team to put off the plan until the next day.

On the way to Jeremie, the team dropped by a district named Plaisance du Sud to provide medical assistance. According to the ground team, the extent of the damage covered much of the southern part of Haiti, not to mention Plaisance du Sud being one of them.

On the 19th, the team will be visiting Jeremie along with two municipalities for further relief activities.

As of the 18th, UN OCHA reported that the death toll has reached 1,941 while 9,900 people have been injured. 24 medical facilities and over 137,000 buildings have been either completely destroyed or damaged. AMDA Haiti said the situation remains dire in which the victims are in urgent need of relief supplies such as shelters, foodstuffs and water.

Listed below are some of AMDA’s major activities in Haiti until now:

  • Mar. 2021 Dental mission (2012-present)
  • May 2020 Support project for orphanages (in collaboration with World Child House Project)
  • Dec. 2019-Jan. 2020 Food/item donation for orphans
  • Oct. 2018 2018 earthquake emergency relief
  • Oct. 2016 Hurricane Mathew disaster response
  • Dec. 2010 Cholera outbreak response
  • May 2010 Post-quake reconstruction projects (prosthetic-limb donation, friendship sport-exchange program etc.)
  • Jan. 2010 2010 earthquake emergency relief


 
    •  Haiti
    •  2021
    •  ER & Reconstruction

 
 
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