Haiti earthquake - Five years on

Signs of recovery are emerging in Haiti, after the massive earthquake on 12 January 2010. Supported by agencies such as the Haitian Red Cross Society, many communities now have access to clean water, basic sanitation, healthcare and shelter. 

But these needs are immense and will remain for many months to come. Recovery from this crisis will take between seven and ten years. The IFRC, in support of the Haitian Red Cross, will be in Haiti for the long term.

Latest news stories from Haiti: 

The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Haiti's government recognized the work done by the humanitarian organizations

In-Pictures - High spirits and solidarity permeate Red Cross aid distributions following Hurricane Matthew

Story and pictures by Stéphanie Picard From the first moments of the distribution in Jérémie, Haitian Red Cross volunteers and IFRC ERU Relief teams, and those who had come for much-needed tarpaulins and hygiene kits, came together in an atmosphere of solidarity, providing a measure of relief for all those involved. Prior to the distribution, Red Cross teams visited the city to identify those...

“Every doctor and nurse I met in Haiti was a hurricane survivor” – An interview with Dr. Lynda Redwood Campbell

“Every doctor and nurse I met in Haiti was a hurricane survivor” – An interview with Dr. Lynda Redwood Campbell

Immediately after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 04 October, the Haiti Red Cross Society and other Red Cross partners rushed staff and volunteers to the worst affected communities to assess needs and deliver emergency assistance.

Learning from the mistakes of the past

Learning from the mistakes of the past

The saying in Creole “Ti pas ti pas na rive,” loosely translated, means that patiently, taking one step at a time, one gets there.

Sharing water, the gift of life, in Haiti

Sharing water, the gift of life, in Haiti

Following the devastation of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff...