Haiti Earthquake 2021 Relief Efforts
Devastating natural disasters in Haiti – a massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake followed by tropical depression Grace – have wreaked havoc in the country. With more than 2,200 people reported dead, over 12,000 injured, and hundreds more missing, as well as 100,000 homes and 130 schools destroyed, the people of Haiti are struggling to get back on their feet. And this comes on top of an already fragile security situation and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
about our response.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
about our response to COVID-19.
Security Crisis in Haiti
Haiti has been in a state of civil unrest since July 2018. Protests continue to erupt in cities across the country due to increases in the cost of living, government corruption, and high inflation. Protesters are calling for the resignation of the Head of State. Schools, public administration and trade continue to be paralyzed by threats of violence, preventing citizens to move around freely.
The safety and security of children in our sponsor-supported communities are not affected at the moment, as the turmoil is concentrated in urban centres. However, roadblocks and general instability have caused travel restrictions to and between communities at this time.
As a result of inaccessibility and growing security concerns, sponsor visits
to Haiti have been put on hold until further notice. Local staff has also advised that the processing of sponsor correspondence and Special Gifts
will be delayed.
For more information on the situation in Haiti, please call us at
The people of Haiti are survivors. But deep poverty is compounded by devastating storms and a lack of infrastructure. In this mix, one focus of our programs has been children’s education, as we repair school buildings, support children’s studies and pilot new education initiatives.
Addressing the health needs of children in Haiti is another priority. Farmers are trained in small-scale vegetable production and given access to tools and seeds, so they can supply their families with nutritious food and generate an income through sales at local markets. We’ve also worked to strengthen local health clinics, helping more people to get the care they need when they need it.