Response To Earthquake In Haiti Continues
By Kaitlyn Nuebel
Almost a year after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, BBF and Americares’ disaster response continues to make an impact.
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti last August did extensive damage, leaving over 2,000 people dead and more than 2 million people in need of humanitarian aid. Destroying 59 hospitals in the process, the disaster struck at an incredibly vulnerable time — the country was navigating political turmoil and the COVID-19 pandemic while still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
Brother’s Brother Foundation, in partnership with Americares, responded to the disaster by shipping urgently needed supplies to Haiti. A grant from BBF provided wound care supplies, PPE, cardiovascular medication, and other medical supplies needed to help Haitians survive the earthquake’s aftermath.
Almost a year later and aid for Haiti continues. Working with local partners, BBF and Americares are supporting Haiti’s healthcare systems and communities. Long-term programs will provide psychological first aid for adults and children, trauma-informed care, and support for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.