Goto main content

HI delivers mobility aids to earthquake-affected region

Emergency
Haiti

In the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Haiti, HI is successfully delivering humanitarian aid by sea to support people affected by the disaster.

Delivery of walking aids in Les Cayes region in Haiti. The equipment is delivered by boat.

Delivery of walking aids in Les Cayes region in Haiti. The equipment is delivered by boat. | © Rawley Crews/HI

Monday morning, August 31st, HI received a maritime shipment of mobility aids in Les Cayes (Haiti), where its emergency team has been responding. The recent earthquake caused over 2,200 deaths and over 12,000 injuries throughout southwest Haiti.

The successful delivery included over 120 pairs of crutches, 35 walkers, nearly 20 wheelchairs, a dozen canes and several neck braces, shipped by HI in southern Haiti.

The items were provided by the Haitian Institute for Rehabilitation with the Ministry for Public Health and Population and were delivered to the only rehabilitation centre in Les Cayes. Along with HI, the centre has partnered with local hospitals, where the supplies will be distributed as needed to people injured by the earthquake.

Given the ongoing difficulties with access in the region due to roadblocks caused by landslides, rubble, and criminal activity, HI’s maritime transit project provides a necessary alternative for humanitarian actors to deliver essential goods to the affected area. It also serves as a more environmentally friendly way to transport large volumes.

Date published: 01/09/21

COUNTRIES

Where we work

Read more

HI provides rehabilitation care for family injured by Haiti earthquake
© R.CREWS/ HI
Emergency Rehabilitation

HI provides rehabilitation care for family injured by Haiti earthquake

After being injured when their home collapsed, Stephanie and her aunt Valerie received mobility aids and are learning rehabilitation exercises from Humanity & Inclusion physical therapists.

Haiti: One month after the quake
© R.CREWS/ HI
Emergency

Haiti: One month after the quake

One month after an earthquake wreaked havoc in southwest Haiti, humanitarian needs remain immense. The disaster caused over 2,000 deaths and left 650,000 people in need of vital support.

HI continues activities in Afghanistan
© HI
Emergency Explosive weapons Rehabilitation

HI continues activities in Afghanistan

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is steadily resuming its activities in four provinces - Herat, Kunduz, Kandahar and Nimroz. After more than 30 years of war, the humanitarian needs in Afghanistan are immense.

FOLLOW US