Xavier Network responds to Haiti earthquake

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit Haiti on August 14, 2021; its people need your help. To date, over 2,200 people have died with many still missing. More than 12,200 have been injured and close to 50,000 families rendered homeless.

The Xavier Network is responding to this emergency by launching a global fundraising effort to support the response and recovery efforts by Jesuits and Jesuit organizations in Haiti.

Funds will be used by local Jesuit partners, including Foi et Joie and Service Jésuite aux Migrants, to support the two regions most affected by the earthquake and tropical storm Grace – Sud and Grand’Anse. With a Foi et Joie school and a Jesuit parish in these regions, a Jesuit Bishop Rev. Gontrand Décoste in the affected diocese of Jérémie, and many Haitian Jesuits born and raised in this part of the country, the Jesuits know the area and its people well.

Response will take place in two phases: emergency relief and recovery.

  • During the emergency relief phase, partners will organize to distribute clothing, food, household goods and hygiene products to meet the most immediate basic needs of the population.

  • In the recovery phase of this disaster, Jesuit organizations will implement mid-to-long-term strategies focused on the reconstruction of homes and schools, and helping people rebuild their lives.

Please support our Jesuit partners on the ground as they help the people of Haiti. Donate to any of the members of the Xavier Network listed below so we can all help the people of Haiti recover from the latest natural disaster to hit the country.

ALBOAN (Spain)


Canadian Jesuits International (Canada)

Jesuit Missions (UK)

Jesuitenmission (Austria)


(Banner photo: Haiti Earthquake 2021. Credit: Doblas Savien, SJ)