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: 

Five years on: Haitian communities take health into their own hands

Five years on: Haitian communities take health into their own hands

“Before the Red Cross came here, there were many things I didn’t know but now we have a lot of activities in the area to educate people and I know a whole lot now,”

Five years on: Haitian communities are better sheltered

Five years on: Haitian communities are better sheltered

“I didn’t know anything about masonry, but thanks to the Red Cross today I know how to put up blocks, bind steel bars, and take measurements. I’m not a big boss but I know the basics,” says 38-year-old Gladys Joachim.

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.

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