IFRC, 8 April 2014
On January 12 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake struck the most heavily populated area of the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Already struggling with poverty, low levels of healthcare, unemployment, lack of access to water and sanitation, and highly vulnerable to violent tropical storms; Haiti suddenly faced the biggest natural disaster in its history.
This report covers the Red Cross Red Crescent relief and early recovery operations from January to November 2010. Ten months of intensive activity has provided sufficient experience with which to reflect on what has been a monumental operation for the humanitarian community. The dust has settled and the engine is in motion. There is sufficient progress to weigh what has been accomplished and to gauge what still needs to be done.
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