Thank you to all of our partners who have contacted Rapha to ask about the situation in Haiti and our staff and facilities there. As the circumstances in Haiti quickly evolve, we want to share an update about the aftermath of the earthquake and its impact on Rapha International’s staff and clients.
On Sunday, August 22, Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency shared that the death toll in the impacted area has risen to 2,207. Three-hundred forty-four people are still missing and over 12,000 are injured. The UN Office of Humanitarian Affairs reports that 137,000 families have been impacted and approximately 40% of the people in the impacted areas are in need of emergency assistance. The health system in the southern region of Haiti, already overburdened, has been severely affected. Life-saving medical services, as well as the continuation of other critical assistance, are increasingly difficult to access as twenty-four health facilities were impacted, four of which were destroyed.
Read the complete update from Rapha’s leadership here.