Haiti Struck by 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake

HAITI, August 17, 2021 – At least 1,419 people are known to have died and 6,000 injured in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck Haiti last Saturday.

The incident was devastating homes and buildings include hotels and churches.

Haiti and the affected residents were becoming more pressure because they are already suffering from food insecurity, COVID-19 pandemic, political instability, and tropical storms which are expected to hit Haiti in the upcoming week.

Some areas are still difficult to access due to the bridge’s collapses and general insecurity related to criminal gangs.

Among the identified urgent needs are food, safe drinking water, health, sanitation, and hygiene.

Islamic Relief has currently gathered the latest information and is on standby if there is any response needed.