Haiti Mission Day 1 | August 16, 2021

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Haiti One Rapid Needs Assessment 14 AUG.pdf 
Haiti One Rapid Needs Assessment 15 Aug.pdf 
OCHA_Haiti - Flash Update 1 - Earthquake - 20210815.pdf
OCHA_Haiti - Flash Update 2 - Earthquake - 20210816.pdf 


14 August 2021 

08:29 EDT a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Sud region of southern Haiti, leaving over a thousand dead and thousands more injured with those numbers expected to climb. A state of emergency has been declared by Prime Minister Ariel Henry. 

15 August 2021 LAST 24 

09:00 EDT: The joint Aerial Recovery Group (Team Aerial) and Jack Brewer Foundation team arrived at the Port-au-Prince-Toussaint Louverture International Airport to prepare for same day movement into Les Cayes. 

11:45 EDT: Team Aerial conducted a meeting with partner organization Food for the Poor at their HeadQuarters to gain situational awareness and conduct deconfliction prior to pushing into Les Cayes ahead of the storm. 

15:40 EDT: Team Aerial and Jack Brewer Foundation team landed at the Antoine-Simon Airport located in Les Cayes, Haiti to conduct SAR, Reconnaissance for partner organizations and preposition for what is now Tropical Depression Grace. Team Haiti was one of the first international teams to deliver critical relief aid and gained invaluable ground atmospherics to plan our next steps. Team Aerial assisted with medical evacuations at the

airport. The team linked up with an on the ground organization Mission of Hope who provided support with safe lodging and shared intel gathering their organization has been conducting since hours after the earthquake (links above). 

Team Aerial assisting with patient transport upon arrival in Les Cayes 

17:00 EDT Teams moved to Ofatma Hospital and the Hospital Immaculee Conception to help with pre-storm activities and identify critical but ambulatory patients to be prepped for next day air evac to higher care facilities. The team assesses that the most current critical need is medicine, medical equipment and medical personnel to treat the sick and injured. Additionally, many patients are outside of local hospitals as the buildings are collapsed or deemed structurally unsafe to house patients. 


Patients housed outside of Ofatma Hospital due to structural damage

NEXT 24 

Team Aerial will continue to assist Mission of Hope and their efforts in finding critical patients needed for medical evacuations, gather key 

information and assist with Search and Rescue Operations as needed. 

Next Steps/Action Items 

  • Conduct local area reconnaissance of roadways and provide updates of any additional damage from heavy storm rainfall 
  • Assist with Medical evacuations and supply requests 
  • Provide answers to any Information requests from partner organizations Current Needs by Group 

Mayor of Les Cayes: “Hospitals are overrun and people are in need of shelter” 

Shelter Kits 

Ability to shelter up to 200 patients at 5 locations

Water & Water Filtration 

Ability to support 10,000 people

Non-perishable Food 

Ability to support 5,000 people

Hygiene Kits 

Ability to support 5,000 people

Center de Sante: 

IV Solutions 

Ability to shelter up to 200 patients at 5 locations

Intracatheter Antibiotic IV Ceftriaxone and Flagyl plus Gentamicin

Ability to support 100 Patients

URGENT Manitol 

Ability to support 50 people

URGENT Dexamethasone 

Ability to support 50 people

General Hospital Les Cayes: 


Orthopedist, 2x Surgeons, 2x Anesthetists

Medical Supplies 

IV Solution, Intractheter 18 and 20 saturea vicril cheomic and silk, soft band Gypsona Elastic Bandages, Guaze bandages, Antibiotic IV Ceftriaxone and Flagyl, Amicillin plus Gentamicine, Diclofenac Inf and Tramadol Inj

Bonne Fin:


2 Generators (bigger the better) 

Shelter- (large tent), Hygiene Kits 

Fully operational field medical units

Medical Supplies 

IV Solution, Intractheter 18 and 20 saturea vicril cheomic and silk, soft band Gypsona Elastic Bandages, Guaze bandages, Antibiotic IV Ceftriaxone and Flagyl, Amicillin plus Gentamicine, Diclofenac Inf and Tramadol Inj



Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) continues to purchase and prep equipment for deployment and link up with Team Aerial on 18 Aug 2021. Currently GEM has 20x 40’ containers in transit to Haiti. 

Next Steps/Action Items 

  • Conduct infil into Port-au-Prince and link up with Aerial Security Team member 
  • Coordinate flow of logistics via maritime pathways from Miami → Haiti → Les Cayes 



Throughout the reporting period, ARG has coordinated with partner 

organizations to prepare for next steps in the SVG response. 

  • ARG provided air travel coordinations to follow on personnel. For 

further inquiries, please contact Seth Griffith, ARG Director of 

Disaster Response (contact info in email body). 

  • Jack Brewer Foundation has been coordinating helicopter medical supply drops into affected areas; A severe medical supply issue has been 

identified in Les Cayes. 

  • Global Empowerment Mission. ARG is working with GEM to ensure swift, safe and smooth delivery of GEM AID. 


  • Mission of Hope has been coordinating medical transport and assessments since the earthquake. Austin Holmes in on the ground conducting coordinations and provide support and key information to organizations as they land in Les Cayes 


Seth Griffith 

Director of Disaster Response 

Aerial Recovery Group 

Email: [email protected] 

Jeremy Locke (In Haiti) 

Chief Operating Officer 

Aerial Recovery Group 

Mobile: +1 (615) 638-6823 

Email: [email protected] 

Britnie Turner (In Haiti) 

Chief Executive Officer 

Aerial Recovery Group 

Email: [email protected]


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