Haiti 2021 Earthquake 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.


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. Schools, public administration and trade continue to be paralyzed by threats of violence, preventing citizens from moving around freely.

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Level of Fragility

Very Low Developing

6722children and adults participated in trainings on child protection


6233people were trained or involved in community water


275000protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families

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World Vision is committed to partnering with the people of Haiti to rebuild their lives today and to help enact sustainable solutions for the future of their children, families, and communities. World Vision’s child sponsorship program plays a vital role in this partnership. In addition to sponsorship, World Vision operates other programs that benefit communities in Haiti.
World Vision Haiti

Since establishing a presence in Haiti, World Vision has supported long-term development programs focused on child well-being and community development. We have also provided relief supplies and assisted with recovery from major natural disasters that have ravaged the country, including numerous hurricanes, flash floods, the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

More than 40 years into working alongside impoverished communities in Haiti, World Vision's commitment to the people of Haiti remains as strong as ever and this work will continue until Haiti's children and families are able to flourish on their own.

While World Vision development efforts in Haiti have historically focused on rural communities, Haiti's recovery requires an ongoing commitment to its urban population as well. So, World Vision will leverage what it has learned through urban disaster relief efforts to support long-term development initiatives in and around Port-au-Prince as well as in rural areas where World Vision is working with communities and local organizations to bring about long-lasting change.

We aspire to build back stronger and more resilient by prioritizing child well-being with a focus on sustainable livelihoods for families, education, health, and child protection and participation. World Vision is committed to all of these vital efforts, even as it narrows its response work to focus on activities with the greatest potential to improve child well-being for the long term.

World Vision Haiti works in three regions of the country. Through 19 development programs, we directly serve more than 190,000 people, including 60,000 children through our child sponsorship program, grants and private funding.

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Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.