News & Updates

~ Important news and updates from HHF ~

One week after the earthquake – August 21

One week after the earthquake, Jérémie and the surrounding rural areas are facing a public health crisis. More earthquake victims are beginning to make their way down to the local hospital, which is already overwhelmed. 

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A Message from HHF Country Director, Nadesha Mijoba, MS-CED, MPH – August 21

Dear HHF Community,

While much of the world is currently dealing with multiple, unfolding crises, global eyes have once again turned to another disaster in Haiti.

On August 14, at 8:29 AM, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck approximately midway through the southern peninsula. Although slightly greater than the 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, the areas affected were significantly less populated. Nonetheless, as the days passed since last Saturday, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this was a natural disaster with widespread social, community and public health implications.

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Local News Reports

Rochester Beacon by Will Astor https://rochesterbeacon.com/2021/08/24/hope-for-haiti-amid-disaster/ New Haven Register by Ed Stannard (paywall) https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/CT-charity-helping-rebuild-Haiti-after-16406575.php Hartford Courant by Jessica...

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Recommending Haitian Health Foundation

Order of Malta https://orderofmaltaamerican.org/2021/08/23/relief-for-haiti-how-you-can-help/ NPR https://www.npr.org/live-updates/morning-edition-2021-08-17#heres-how-you-can-support-earthquake-relief-efforts-in-haiti Parade Magazine...

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Earthquake Response Update – August 18th

HHF continues our work on the ground in Jeremie, helping with food, emergency healthcare, and community support to the victims.  We are proud to be working with strong partners like World Central Kitchen (WCK) wck.org, helping to bring in food to feed thousands in the...

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Earthquake Response Update – August 16th

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning devastated Jeremie and many surrounding villages. The situation in Haiti is evolving. We will continue to provide updates as we get more information. HHF’s catchment includes over 250,000 people....

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