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: 

 Red Cross Telefon Kwa Wouj reaches 2 million callers in two years

Red Cross Telefon Kwa Wouj reaches 2 million callers in two years

The Red Cross interactive information line in Haiti has registered its 2 millionth call, less than two years after its was introduced to the Haitian ...

Fighting diseases with clean water and sanitation

Fighting diseases with clean water and sanitation

“We used to have to go to this empty field far from the house. At night it was scary but my father always went with me. But now we have a latrine and I feel happy for that,” says 11-year-old Kervens Monazè.

Haiti offers a lesson of solidarity with Syria

Haiti offers a lesson of solidarity with Syria

  Gennike Mayers, IFRC, Port-au-Prince- Haiti “We simply wanted to help. And I think it’s just extraordinary that we were able to do so with the assistance of the Haitian Red Cross which will be able to channel these funds to the Red Crescent in Syria.” These were the words of the Honorary Consul of the Syrian Arab Republic in Haiti, Hatem Farah, while handing over a cheque for the sum of 15,000 US...

Looking beyond the tragedy: Information sharing for a better future

Looking beyond the tragedy: Information sharing for a better future

Rose Marie Dorvilus, 29, lives in Petion Ville which is considered the uptown of Port-au-Prince and has been living there with family members ever since the earthquake on 12 January, 2010 destroyed her home in Delmas 19.

Looking beyond the tragedy: building healthier communities

Looking beyond the tragedy: building healthier communities

In October 2010, ten months after the huge earthquake struck Haiti, the country was once again hit with another catastrophe: cholera.

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