Haiti Earthquake 2021

August 15, 2021
Haiti Earthquake 2021

It’s devastation throughout the region.

Aid worker Margaret Lubin describing the aftermath of a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti.
  • Lubin represents Haiti for the aid organization CORE.
  • She told NPR: "Hospitals are totally overwhelmed. We are in need of doctors, of medicine. And the aid needs to get to the remote areas. The roads are blocked. So, there's a lot, a lot, a lot to do."
  • The earthquake hit Saturday.
  • A deadly earthquake in 2010 killed approx. 300,000 in Haiti – this latest earthquake occurred on the same fault line.
  • Why It Matters: The Saturday earthquake caused mass devastation and a rising number of casualties. The concern now turns to a tropical storm threatening to compound the challenges.

Death Toll Nears 1,300 In Haiti After Massive Earthquake

by Jenna Lee,