Haiti earthquake

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: 

Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign

Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign

The Haiti Red Cross Society has launched a major campaign to educate communities on the chikungunya virus.

Red Cross working with Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health to stop the spread of chikungunya virus

Red Cross working with Haiti’s Ministry of Public Health to stop the spread of chikungunya virus

A new epidemic of the chikungunya virus has struck the small island country of Haiti.

Saving lives every day in Haiti through blood donation

Saving lives every day in Haiti through blood donation

World Blood Donor Day highlights the importance of regular donations in Haiti.

Haiti Red Cross Society prepares for the hurricane season

Haiti Red Cross Society prepares for the hurricane season

The beginning of June is the official beginning of Atlantic hurricane season. Haiti’s geographical location makes it extremely vulnerable to natural disasters and especially hurricanes.

Haitian Red Cross celebrates 82 years of service

Haitian Red Cross celebrates 82 years of service

Since the creation of the Haitian Red Cross in 1932, volunteers have been the backbone of the organization at the local, national, regional and global levels.

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