MSC Partners With Miami-Dade County to Provide Relief For Haiti

Miami-Dade County has partnered with MSC Cruises and its subsidiaries to help provide much needed relief for Haiti. The effort will involve the construction of a new school and hospital, both of which will be built free from debt by MSC.

The “map of haiti” is a map that shows the location of Haiti. MSC has partnered with Miami-Dade County to provide relief for Haitians in need.

The MSC Foundation and Food For The Poor have teamed together with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime to organize humanitarian and emergency help for Haitians. These initiatives are in response to the Caribbean country’s persistent predicament.

From left to right: PortMiami CEO and Director Juan M. Kuryla; Food For The Poor Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Khouri; Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Alessio Lombardi, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Trade Manager for Central America and the Caribbean; and Elizabeth Owens, Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime’s Chief of Staff (Photo courtesy of Food For The Poor)

The MSC Foundation is sending 20 shipping containers to earthquake victims for use as temporary accommodation and supplies storage.

MSC Group’s cargo company, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, will also help the MSC Foundation manage further shipments of items from PortMiami.

The MSC Foundation has contributed to both urgent and long-term relief and rehabilitation initiatives throughout the globe since its inception in 2019. Delivering healthcare and education supplies to five remote communities in Haiti, providing hurricane disaster relief and assisting in the recovery of damaged facilities in the Bahamas, facilitating access to personal protective equipment in the most COVID-19 affected countries, and shipping essential goods to communities impacted by the volcanic eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are just a few examples of previous projects.


MSC Group, a shipping and logistics business, has had a long relationship with the area. The business has a major presence in Florida and has been a vital role in the growth of Haiti’s economy via its import and export cargo activities, as well as other investments through MSC Cruises.

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About three dozen volunteers from the Miami-Dade County government, PortMiami, and the MSC Foundation sorted and packed food, baby kits, and cleaning kits for Haiti at Food For The Poor’s Coconut Creek warehouse. (Photo courtesy of Food For The Poor)

“We are proud to work with partners who enable us to respond quickly to situations of need, deploying our reach, scale, and breadth of resources in concrete actions to alleviate suffering and improve health outcomes,” MSC Cruises Executive Chairman and Chair of the MSC Foundation Executive Committee Pierfrancesco Vago said.

“The Miami-Dade County Mayor’s prompt action with Food For The Poor to organize humanitarian food and emergency help for the people of Haiti demonstrates how tremendous obstacles can be conquered by a coordinated response, working together with energy and enthusiasm as one giant family.”

Watch a video from last month’s Miami-Dade and MSC Foundation packing event:

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