Rapid Gender Analysis in Haiti

Impacts of the 2021 Earthquake

Authored by: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Categories: Global Public Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, COVID-19, Economic Recovery, Human Development
Country: Haiti
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2021
Citation: "Rapid Gender Analysis in Haiti: Impacts of the 2021 Earthquake." United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. September 2021.

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Executive Summary

Almost half of the population of Haiti’s Grand Sud region was affected (800,000 people) by August 14, 2021 earthquake, and a third of that population (650,000 people) needs emergency humanitarian aid. There were 2,248 people killed, 12,763 people injured and 329 people missing. This comes in a very difficult context for Haiti, with the continued impacts of COVID-19, the political situation, and the impacts of cyclones on the area weaking already fragile systems. It is in this context that CARE and UN Women are launching this Rapid Gender Analysis to understand how these impacts fall on people of different genders and with different ages and vulnerabilities. In total, between August 25 and September 2, 2021, the RGA connected with approximately 1,088 people through in-person data collection methods, and over 3,200 people through mobile and online methods (in total, 49% women and 51% men). This covers the departments of Grand Anse, Nippes, and Sud.