Help Haiti in a time of urgent need.

What you need to know

The immediate impact of this earthquake was devastating, resulting in over 2,200 deaths and 12,300 injuries, major infrastructure damage and re-traumatization for the many who experienced the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Over 17,000 Compassion-assisted children live in the affected area. Approximately 14,000 of those children are directly impacted. Houses, roads, businesses, churches and government buildings have been damaged or destroyed, including:

  • the homes of 12,000 Compassion children, 5,000 of which were completely destroyed,
  • buildings at 46 Compassion child development centres, 15 of which were completely destroyed.

We have created a page where you can get the most up-to-date info from Haiti. Visit it here.

Please note: If the child you sponsor has been directly affected by this earthquake, we will contact you as we have more information.

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Prayer and action: How you can respond

Please pray for those who are affected by this disaster. May God move and may His Church move to comfort, help and strengthen those impacted. 

Please give generously. Currently, there is an urgent need to rebuild or repair 12,000 homes for children and families who have been without safe, permanent shelter since August 14.

Compassion’s disaster relief efforts also include the provision of emergency supplies and medical care, child protection, trauma counselling and rebuilding schools, churches and other important infrastructure in the community. 

The story about the earthquake and its aftermath is no longer in the news, but the situation remains desperate. We invite you to donate today. Every dollar counts.

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