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Fact Sheet | October 21, 2021

Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response Strategy (October 2021)

This document provides an overview of CRS' Emergency Response Strategy after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14, 2021, in southern peninsula or “Gran’ Sud,” with the epicenter located approximately 80 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince. More than 2,248 people lost their lives in the earthquake, and 12,763 people were injured. The disaster destroyed homes, infrastructure and businesses, and displaced tens of thousands of people throughout Grand Sud. CRS has committed to a long-term recovery effort, working with local partners to help families and communities repair their damaged or destroyed homes, restart their livelihoods and rehabilitate essential community infrastructure.