Earthquake in Haiti - Emergency Fund


Haiti was hit hard by a powerful earthquake on August 14: 650,000 people in dire need; 130,000 homes and 906 schools demolished or seriously damaged. The media have stopped talking about it, but the needs are just as pressing!

CECI has in-depth knowledge of the area affected by the earthquake of August 14, 2021, as it is currently implementing 6 sustainable development projects in the region.

Emergency phase (completed)

In the first days following the August 14 earthquake, CECI launched a general appeal for donations to its network of donors and raised over $240,000.  This aid made it possible to:

  • The distribution of emergency kits, including a resistant tarp, a bucket and hygiene products to 2,000 of the most vulnerable families. 
  • The supply of drinking water and water for domestic use, including 19 tanker trucks, representing 215,000 liters of water.
  • Financial support to more than 280 women to resume their economic activities.
  • The distribution of food and financial support to more than 6,500 families in the framework of the partnership with the World Food Program.

Reconstruction phase (ongoing)

Today, CECI's teams are still working with the affected population to begin the post-disaster reconstruction.

Reconstruction needs are estimated at 2 billion gourdes (24.4 million Canadian dollars). After discussions with civil society organizations in the affected region, CECI has targeted the following actions :

  • Support to 1000 Haitian women and men farmers for the spring agricultural campaign ($100,000)
  • Donation of building material kits (sheet metal, wood and accessories) to 50 women heads of household (estimated $195,000). 
  • Funding for the construction of community tanks for rainwater storage, crucial infrastructure for many families.

Contribute to this campaign and join CECI so that the lives of families in the Grand Sud of Haiti can return to normal!

A big thank you to all the contributors!

Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie: $200,000
SOCODEVI: $26,000