Major Earthquake Compounds Dire Situation in Haiti

14 Aug 2021

Gia Riney, NPHI Director Communications

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred near Haiti early this morning, Saturday, 14 August. The earthquake was about 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud and 10 kilometers (6 miles) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The number of casualties is expected to be high.

Local NPH leaders report that NPH properties, including our homes, hospital, and special needs program facilities are undamaged. Our staff, children, and other beneficiaries are safe. Areas in the south of the country, however, are devastated.

We ask the global NPH community to keep our Haiti family—Program de Vie, St. Damien, St. Germaine, and our partner organization the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti—in your thoughts and prayers.