Assalaamu Alaykum WaRahamatullahi WaBarakatahu,

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck Haiti this morning on the 7th of October. The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 19 km Northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix. The earthquake was felt across the country. According to the Haitian Civil Protection Agency, 14 people have been killed and at least 135 people injured, with the death toll steadily increasing. The Agency also reports that some houses and buildings have been destroyed in Port-de-Paix, Gros Morne, Chansolme and Turtle Island. People are seen being treated for wounds and other healthcare needs on the side of the road besides hospital. More damages are expected as the emergency relief teams are reaching the area.

Helping Hand USA Haiti Representative has reported, four people were killed in and around the town of Gros-Morne farther south; local authorities have also reported the death of a woman who suffered a heart attack after the quake. Another person died when a house collapsed in the town of Chansolme and another was killed in Saint-Louis-du-Nord.

As neighbors to Haiti, we have a duty to be first in extending a helping hand. Please keep the victims of this earthquake in you prayers. We will continue to monitor the region with our HHRD USA representative Brother Bilal  and update our donors on the situation.

To donate please to HHRD's Haiti Relief Fund today!

JazakAllahu khairan
HHRD Emergency Response Team
21199 Hilltop St
Southfield MI 48033