Haitian Earthquake Evacuees need your Help
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On the morning of August 14th, 2021 a devastating earthquake struck southwest Haiti. Reports have confirmed dozens of recorded aftershocks which expound upon the destruction and chaos. Many have lost their homes and are struggling to find secure shelter. A tropical depression hit only two days later, causing hundreds of landslides to further create a dangerous landscape.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), “The back-to-back disasters are exacerbating preexisting vulnerabilities. At the time of the disaster, Haiti is still reeling from the 7 July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and still facing an escalation in gang violence since June that has affected 1.5 million people, with at least 19,000 displaced in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. The compounded effects of an ongoing political crisis, socio-economic challenges, food insecurity and gang violence continue to greatly worsen an already precarious humanitarian situation. Some 4.4 million people, or nearly 46 per cent of the population, face acute food insecurity, including 1.2 million who are in emergency levels (IPC 4) and 3.2 million people at crisis levels (IPC Phase 3). An estimated 217,000 children suffer from moderate-to-severe acute malnutrition.”
Catholic Charities Atlanta is assisting with disaster relief for those who have evacuated to the Atlanta area, providing housing, food, and clothing for those who came with nothing and have lost everything. If you would like to help families who have evacuated to the Atlanta area, you can make a donation to Catholic Charities Atlanta using the below link:
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