Haiti Earthquake Emergency Relief Support

In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti on the morning of 14 August, KIF America has provided an emergency relief support to the victims of the natural disaster through KIF America's strategic partner named the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA), headquartered in Okayama Japan. AMDA in Japan and KIF Global signed MoU to partner globally in providing an emergency assistance to victims who are affected by a natural disaster as well as sharing the ongoing relief efforts to KIF's network. AMDA is an international organization dedicated to realize a peaceful world community through humanitarian efforts in medical health care sector.

As part of the the KIF America's disaster initiative 1000 Ways To Give America, KIF America has collected relief donations to benefit the Haiti disaster and made a contribution to our disaster partner AMDA. AMDA Haiti team left for Jeremie to carry out emergency relief in helping the victims of the earlier quake that devastated southwestern Haiti.

As for the ground team, AMDA Haiti’s second medical team has returned to Port-au-Prince after the two-day relief operation which began on the 27th. As a whole, 425 people (cumulative total) benefitted from AMDA’s medical relief and item distribution efforts.

The devastating mag. 7.2 quake which hit the western part of the Central American nation killed 304 people, leaving at least more than 1,800 people injured. Over 1,000 buildings including houses, schools and medical facilities have been toppled, media said. As of the 18th, UN OCHA reported that the death toll has reached 1,941 while 9,900 people have been injured. 24 medical facilities and over 137,000 buildings have been either completely destroyed or damaged.