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School and hygiene supplies may not excite most children, but for kids in rural Haiti, new supplies are a valuable gift.
January 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the most devastating disaster ever to hit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. World Vision’s Jean-Wickens Merlone visited with Adeline Eliazard and her three children — Nadine Andrice, 17, Ernst Andrice, 15, and Jerry Andrice, 13 — in the curtained entry of their 432-square-foot concrete house on a mountainside overlooking Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. He reports on their lives, still in transition five years after the quake.
Hurricane season begins June 1. Although it is forecasted to be an average, or below-average year for activity, World Vision is fully prepared to respond.
World Vision today issued a three-years report on its response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, bringing an end to its emergency relief efforts that provided food, shelter and basic support for millions of children and their parents.
The USAID and World Vision today became the newest members of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola, an alliance of more than 20 agencies and associations supporting efforts to eliminate the transmission of cholera.
Three years after the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake, World Vision continues working alongside communities there to provide long-term recovery support. But we’re also responding to other global humanitarian emergencies — natural and man-made — delivering critical assistance to children and families whose lives are at risk.