Humanity & Inclusion’s teams are transporting hundreds of tons of equipment to help the worst-affected families after the Aug. 14 earthquake in Haiti.
Humanity & Inclusion teams are drawing on their expertise in disaster response and logistics to help transport humanitarian assistance. Teams are organizing deliveries from storage locations to southern Haiti, and have responded to requests for help from partner organizations including Solidarités Internationales, the World Health Organization, Care and Acted. Since many roads are still blocked, Humanity & Inclusion has been using boats to deliver aid and has also made available a warehouse to store humanitarian goods.
Since Aug. 14, Humanity & Inclusion has transported more than 45 tons of equipment by truck and has used boats to carry more than 150 tons of aid including medical equipment, medical tents, medication, fuel and food.
“It’s an essential part of our work,” says Emilie Boyer, who heads up the coordination of Humanity & Inclusion’s emergency response in Haiti. “Some organizations are unable to transport equipment and they can rely on our teams for help. Our ultimate aim is to supply aid to victims, including in hard-to-reach areas.”
Caring for the injured
More than 2,200 people were killed and thousands more were injured in the earthquake. Tens of thousands of families remain impacted by injuries, damage to their homes or disruption to their livelihoods. Humanity & Inclusion and its Haitian partner FONTEN are providing treatment to injured people in two hospitals and one rehabilitation center in Les Cayes.