On the morning of August 14, 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the island of Haiti causing high casualties and widespread disaster. CORE has launched an immediate response to provide emergency support to survivors. CORE will provide emergency shelter, rubble removal support and medical assistance.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the island of Haiti on the morning of August 14th causing high casualties and widespread disaster. Nearly 11 years after one of the most devastating natural disasters, Haiti is once again in desperate need of disaster relief and response. CORE is rapidly mobilizing to respond to Haitians' most urgent needs.
CORE/ J/P HRO was founded in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. After over a decade of work in Haiti, CORE is poised to mobilize quickly, leveraging its field team, logistical capacity, partnerships and post-earthquake experience to help Haitians at this moment of crisis. Emergency shelter is pivotal especially as tropical storms are anticipated this week. CORE is supporting rubble removal and mobile medical teams to respond to emergency health needs.
The effects of such a devastating earthquake are long term and substantial. With Haiti already facing economic, food, political and health (COVID-19) crises, the situation will be even more complex to respond to. CORE will take a comprehensive approach to our emergency response through an approach that focuses on disaster risk reduction and building back better. CORE will also continue to vaccinate Haitians to mitigate the additional risks posed by a further COVID-19 outbreak.