Haiti Air Ambulance Responds To Humanitarian Crisis In Haiti

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Organization Leads Efforts to Deliver Critical Medical Care and Supplies Amidst Escalating Gang Violence.

Haiti, March 21, 2024 – Amidst the current surge in violence and escalating gang activity across Haiti, Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA) stands at the forefront of the nation’s relief efforts, collaborating with local partners to deliver critical care, medical supplies, and emergency transportation services.

Since February 29, 2024, violence instigated by armed gangs has displaced over 15,000 individuals in Port-au-Prince, joining the ranks of over 362,000 displaced Haitians nationwide. Over 400 access-hindering incidents have been recorded since the start of 2024, with more than 70 occurring in the first week of March alone. These incidents have led to the closure of key infrastructure, including airports, health facilities, and schools, threatening access to vital services for countless Haitians.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti who are enduring unimaginable suffering during this devastating humanitarian crisis,” said David Ellis, Executive Director of HAA. “We are committed to doing everything in our power to provide lifesaving medical care and support to those in need. Through our collaborative efforts with local partners, we are working to overcome the challenges posed by escalating gang violence and ensure that critical medical care reaches those who need it most.”

For more information on how you can support Haiti Air Ambulance’s efforts, visit https://www.haitiairambulance.org/how-you-can-help/.

About Haiti Air Ambulance:

Haiti Air Ambulance (HAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has been in operation in Haiti since 2014. HAA operates the only medically equipped helicopter based in Haiti and is dedicated to making health care accessible to all of Haiti’s 11.5 million inhabitants.

If you wish to learn more about the work of Haiti Air Ambulance and contribute to it, visit: www.haitiairambulance.com

Media Contact:

Haiti Air Ambulance
Attn: Marcia Lehman
Haiti
708-288-1544
marcia@haitiairambulance.org

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