Emergency response Haiti earthquake, August 2021 – February 2022

UNICEF has been on the frontline of the response since day 1 with key interventions undertaken in since the onset of the emergency.

A man help a lady carry the hygiene kits distributed by UNICEF.


On 14 August 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern region of Haiti severely impacting South, Nippes and Grand’Anse departments.

Following the earthquake, the three departments were drenched by Tropical Depression Grace, further disrupting access to water, sanitation, shelter, and other basic services. Latest figures estimate that 800,000 people, including 340,000 children, have been affected by the earthquake which has left more than 2,200 dead and over 12,000 injured.

UNICEF is actively engaged in needs assessments and is contributing to the humanitarian coordination led by the Government, by co-leading the Nutrition, WASH, Education, Child Protection subsector and contributing to the Health sector.

A child in front of a building destroyed by the earthquake in Haiti.
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