Haiti Earthquake 2021

Emergency type
Asset 681
Natural disaster

Following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southwest Haiti on the morning of 14 August 2021, the extent of the damage to local telecommunications infrastructure is still unclear. In order to support the delivery of assistance to those affected by the earthquake, the Global ETC has been coordinating with its partners globally and on the ground to assess any ICT support required for the response.  Local partners, including UNICEF and World Vision are mobilized and assessing the situation on the ground.  Télécoms Sans Frontières and WFP have deployed staff to Haiti to support the ICT response, and planning is underway for missions by several other ETC partners.

The map on this page highlights the locations of the most severe impacts of the earthquake and illustrates the logistical challenges that damaged roads pose for responders attempting to access the area.

The Disaster Connectivity Map for Haiti, is being updated hourly to show the current state of the telecommunications network in the country.  The map is an initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the ETC with support from the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA).

See OCHA’s 25 August flash appeal and the latest OCHA Sitrep for more information on the response.

Find information on customs clearance and quarantine procedures in IMPACCT's 30 August CIQP Bulletin (in French and English) for the Haiti Earthquake. 

More resources, including the country ICT profile and information on past ETC operations in Haiti can be found on the ETC Haiti Country Page.



Runar Holen
ICT Coordinator
Claire Roach
Global ETC Information Management Officer