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: 

Haiti more resilient communities

Haiti: more resilient communities

Supporting families to rebuild their lives in the communities to make them more resilient

Canadian Red Cross helps rebuild Health Care in Haiti

Canadian Red Cross helps rebuild Health Care in Haiti

Like the rest of Haiti, the Jacmel community was left reeling after the January 12th 2010 Earthquake devastated the country.

Reconstruction of the Santa Rosa Lima school for girls

Reconstruction of the Santa Rosa Lima school for girls

The town of Léogane is situated at 29 km of the capital of Port-au-Prince, it was at the epicenter of the 12 January 2010 earthquake.

IFRC Americas Regional Director visits Port-au-Prince

IFRC Americas Regional Director visits Port-au-Prince

Walter Cotte visited Haiti and introduced his new vision

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,”

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