On Saturday, 14 August 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the southern peninsula of Haiti at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, resulting in over 2,000 deaths, thousands of injuries and significant damage from collapsed buildings and blocked roads.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Between 2012 and 2020, in response to the 2010 Earthquake and Hurricane Matthew, Haiti strengthened its national and local disaster risk management capacity and made investments to improve the resilience of its road network.
Seven years after the earthquake, communities in Haiti have yet to adopt strong provisions to deal with seismic vulnerability. While most citizens are well aware of seismic threats, they tend to resume to bad habits, using unreliable materials in their constructions.
This report is a synthesis of the experiences, observations, and recommendations of a large group of experienced post-disaster shelter and recovery experts gathered from interviews, surveys, and direct discussions, and information derived from a desk
World Bank, the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Habitat for Humanity International