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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 Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign

Haiti Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign

Ahead of a large-scale cholera vaccination campaign to begin in Haiti next week, some 350 Red Cross volunteers are getting trained and ready to participate.

In-Pictures - Hurrican Matthew - Shelter toolkit distribution

People queuing for shelter toolkit distribution site at Arniquet, Antoine, Haiti. Maria Santto / IFRC / FCU FRC People waiting outside the shelter toolkit distribution site at Arniquet. Maria Santto / IFRC / FCU FRC   Red Cross volunteer Fabine Seide (21) registering beneficiaries for receiving shelter toolkits at Arniquet, Antoine, Haiti. Maria Santto / IFRC / FCU FRC Christani Mervile, 70, afte...

In Pictures - Hurricane Matthew: water and sanitation, hygiene and cholera prevention

Claude Mavilliens (70) is a plumber. The NeRC has mobilized the local community to help rebuild their water supply and so he is an essential part of the reconstruction team. The mane water supply tanks were filled with gravel and sand during Hurricane Matthew. To reach the community it takes over an hour by foot from Coteaux. Claude is a remarkably strong and resilient man. He is asked to help...

Cholera prevention with the Red Cross in Haiti shows results

Cholera prevention with the Red Cross in Haiti shows results

This project is not about giving products or items. We give knowledge. However, it is not always easy.

Staying dry from the rain: Red Cross improves living conditions for families affected by Hurricane Matthew

Staying dry from the rain: Red Cross improves living conditions for families affected by Hurricane Matthew

It is pouring rain in Anse D’Hainault, a town on the southwestern coast of Haiti.


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