Haiti Earthquake: Department Profiles
Created: 21/08/2021 +


At least 2.2 million people were exposed to the earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on 14 August. About 2,100 people have died, and more than 12,000 were injured as at 20 August. The Government has declared a month-long state of emergency for the most affected departments.

The most affected areas are in the departments of Sud, Nippes, and Grand’Anse. Jérémie (Grand’Anse department) and Les Cayes (Sud department) arrondissements recorded the most infrastructure damage. Approximately 40% of the population in the three affected departments need emergency humanitarian assistance.

This thematic report examines the impact of this crisis through the three profiles of the worst affected departments. It also analyses existing data on pre-crisis vulnerabilities and humanitarian access constraints at the departmental level.