We will be responding to meet the needs of children and families impacted by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck western Haiti on Saturday 14th August.
This is the county's biggest earthquake since 2010 when an estimated 300,000 people were killed. We are extremely concerned about the impact that earthquake will have on children and families, many of whom were already experiencing extreme poverty, hunger and violence.
Children are living on the streets in Les Cayes in western Haiti after the devastating earthquake that struck on the 14th of August. Children are in dire need of food, water and shelter despite aid efforts.
We know from decades of experience that the first hours are critical in any humanitarian response and that children need help as soon as possible.
Help us provide life-saving services and support children in Haiti by donating to our Children's Emergency Fund.
Save the Children has offices in Camp Perrin and Les Cayes. We have health clinics, nutrition, education, and child protection programmes in Haiti.
Our emergency response teams have distributed basic items such as tarpaulins, blankets, and baby kits to help families cope with the first impacts of the earthquake.
We are scaling up our response and will be providing cash transfers to the hardest-hit families. We will also be providing child protection, education spaces for children, health and nutrition, and psychosocial support through child-friendly spaces.