Early Saturday morning, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, sending shockwaves of destruction across the island. Officials are still tallying the damage, but experts estimate that at least 1,200 are dead and more than 5,700 injured. Some 27,000 homes have been impacted, and hospitals are already thin on resources.
The emergency in Haiti is heightened on the heels of the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse and just ahead of Tropical Depression Grace, which is bringing flash floods, mudslides and winds of up to 35 mph.
Several organizations are on the ground, providing aid to people affected by the damage. Here are a few that could use your donations as they work to provide help and hope to the people of Haiti. We will continue to update this list as more organizations roll out their plans for help in Haiti.
Convoy of Hope is providing meals, shelter and sanitation kits to people in Haiti, and has expressed their intention to stick around the island longterm to ensure that resources are being spent wisely.
CARE is working to provide food and shelter for displaced people in Haiti.
Doctors Without Borders is on the ground, providing relief to overloaded hospitals and local doctors already struggling under the huge influx of patients.
Hope for Haiti has been involved on the ground for years, helping set up infrastructure for education, sanitation and healthcare. They’ve already rolled out long term plans for addressing the damage caused by the earthquake.
UNICEF is providing medical care and food supplies for those in need
World Vision’s disaster relief fund is going to help the people of Haiti as they brace for Tropical Depression Grace.