IHI Relief Work
On August 13, 2021 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the South of Haiti, with its epicenter near the town of Petit Trou de Nippes. The quake destroyed many churches, hospitals, and homes in the region, including the regional capitals of Les Cayes and Jeremie. IHI is working around the clock to provide support to these communities by transporting sick patients, delivering supplies, and leveraging the clinic in Port-au-Prince to care for patients affected by the quake. To make matters worse, Tropical Storm Grace made landfall in Haiti on August 17 and is causing mudslides, road blockages, and flooding for people who recently found themselves without shelter.
IHI is donating medications, surgical supplies, IV fluids, and pain meds to towns and villages in need across the affected region. Thanks to plane and helicopter transportation from the U.S. Coast Guard supplies can quickly reach the affected areas.
So far they have distributed supplies in Les Cayes, Jeremie, and Cavaillon and are continuing to fly as many flights as possible, bringing meds to those in need.
The cancer clinic in Port-au-Prince is now accepting orthopedic cases to assist in the overflow from the many hospitals in the region that are destroyed, damaged, or overwhelmed.