GOAL is responding to a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Saturday, August 14th.
GOAL has activated its emergency response teams who are currently assessing damages and the needs of local communities in collaboration with local authorities.
Bernard McCaul, GOAL’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean said: “Haiti is still reeling from the impact of multiple crises affecting the country including the Covid-19 pandemic, widespread food insecurity and the political instability following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise on July 7th. This could not have come at a worse time for local communities.”
“Our teams are working with local authorities and communities to assess the damage and provide urgent life-saving support. With tropical storm Grace due to hit Haiti on Monday, GOAL teams are racing against the clock to respond to the devastation.” Mr McCaul concluded.
GOAL has been operational in Haiti since 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude Earthquake led to the tragic deaths of over 200,000 people.
For more information contact:
Bernard McCaul, GOAL’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Ph: +504 89910119