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The Anseye Pou Ayiti team is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love and support, before and since the earthquake this past Saturday, August 14. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti’s southern region on Saturday morning, followed by several powerful aftershocks. Latest official reports confirm over 2000 deaths and over 12,000 wounded as of August 20th, though the numbers have unfortunately been steadily increasing each day.

APA’s team, cohort members & partner communities are safe, north of the earthquake’s epicenter. This is another devastating natural disaster in our country, and special thanks to all who have reached out asking how to help. Anseye Pou Ayiti is not a relief organization, and we are not located in the southern region where the earthquake hit. Therefore, we are following the lead of our peers in the south of Haiti in terms of immediate needs. We would recommend the following organizations and resources with a track record of community-based impact and addressing medical needs:

Haitians have and will continue to stand tall, united and in full dignity despite this newest adversity. Help can get to those who really need it – just please rely on reliable sources of information and locally-led groups. This latest natural disaster is an opportunity to coordinate relief efforts in an effective way. We can, we must do this well. Thank you for your solidarity.