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Deadly Earthquake Rocks Haiti

Field Report by David Burbach

On Saturday, August 14th, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti causing widespread destruction and over 1,000 deaths. The quake was centered just 78 miles west of Port-au-Prince, the capital city. The Haiti earthquake damage puts additional strain on a country already dealing with a number of tenuous situations. Accordingly, it is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, suffers from extremely high poverty rates and has been in the midst of severe political turmoil, including the assassination of President Moise in July.

haiti earthquake destruction

Assessing The Haiti Earthquake Damage

While the situation on the ground is still developing, Operation Blessing’s international disaster relief team is mobilizing, along with our office in Haiti, to begin providing disaster relief including food, hygiene supplies, clean water equipment, and medicine to those in need.

We will continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.

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