On August 14, 2021, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwestern Haiti, about 80 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince. Within hours, USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. government response, search for survivors, assess needs, and provide life-saving assistance.
$ 32 million in humanitarian aid provided by the United States to support those affected by the earthquake.
Essential food and relief supplies Critical supplies
– 830 tons of food
– 700 jerry cans to store drinking water
– 1,600 blankets
– 2,900 hygiene kits to prevent disease
– 2,700 heavy-duty plastic sheets and 2,300 shelter kits to repair homes
– 1,100 kitchen utensils
USAID Disaster Response Team Response Team
– 33 USAID disaster experts
– 65 search and rescue professionals
– 4 canines
– 52,000 pounds of equipment, saws, torches, drills and medical supplies
At its peak, the DART had 97 people including:
American military assistance
Many US military helicopters support the USAID mission by transporting humanitarian cargo and response personnel. As of August 26, JTF-Haiti, including the U.S. Coast Guard, had conducted more than 400 missions, assisted or rescued more than 450 people and delivered more than 250,000 pounds of life-saving aid, including food, water, medical supplies and equipment. .
Thursday August 26, 2021 – 5:45 p.m.