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Haiti Earthquake Relief and Recovery

In January 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people, causing billions in damages, and leaving the country reeling from the disaster. January 12, 2015 was the fifth anniversary of this disaster. World Vision responded, working with Haitian communities, other humanitarian organizations, and the local government to help the country rebuild.

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Promise Packs bring smiles to children’s faces
Aug 12, 2015

New school supplies make children in Haiti smile

School and hygiene supplies may not excite most children, but for kids in rural Haiti, new supplies are a valuable gift.

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition
Jan 9, 2015

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition

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.

Food kits prepared by volunteers last year to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The contents include enough for a family to have breakfast, lunch and dinner all prepared by just adding boiling water. PHOTO: Juliette Lynch/Genesis Photos
Jun 4, 2014

World Vision prepares for hurricane season by mobilizing communities, stockpiling supplies in the U.S. and abroad

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.

From the cover of the 3-year report of Haiti quake relief and recovery.
Jan 12, 2013

Three years later: Taking the next steps toward recovery in Haiti

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.

Theodore Scott, World Vision’s water and sanitation manager, surveys water tanks at an displacement camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Cholera spreads through contaminated water. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jun 28, 2013

USAID and World Vision join coalition to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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.

Jan 16, 2013

On the front lines of disaster relief in Haiti and far beyond

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.

Fact Sheets and Extras

2010 Haiti Earthquake: Year 5 Infographic (PDF)

This infographic shows World Vision's response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed 220,000 people in one of the world's poorest island nations.

2010 Haiti Earthquake: Year 5 Report (PDF)

For five years following the devastating earthquake of 2010, World Vision, alongside the international community, the UN and Government of Haiti, has continuously worked to improve the lives of Haitians through sustainable programs that foster self-sufficiency.

2010 Haiti Earthquake: Year 3 Report (PDF)

When the earthquake hit Port-au-Prince on 12 January 2010, local World Vision staff sprang into action, distributing the bottled water they had on hand. In hindsight, it seems like a small gesture, yet it marked the beginning of a three-year, US$240 million effort to help Haiti recover and rebuild following one of the worst disasters ever to hit the Western Hemisphere.

2010 Haiti Earthquake: Year 2 Report (PDF)

The response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti has been one of the largest and most complicated humanitarian projects the world has undertaken, in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.

2010 Haiti Earthquake: Year 1 Report (PDF)

Shortly after the Haiti earthquake I was in the capital, Port-au-Prince, taking part in relief food distributions among a seemingly endless crowd of women. What, I was asked, does the future hold? That was an important, but difficult, question.

Child Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean (PDF)

In the Latin America and Caribbean region,World Vision has decided to prioritize our efforts to contribute to the prevention and response to abuse, neglect, exploitation, and all other forms of violence against children and have come up with a regional cause that expresses this aspiration:“Protected children promoting a more just and secure society.”

Cholera in Haiti: The Silent Humanitarian Crisis (PDF)

The cholera epidemic which began in Haiti three years ago has already affected 680, 820 people, or nearly 7% of the population, and resulted in 8,307 deaths. Since January 2013 until the time of writing, the disease has affected 41,701 people and killed 360 people. .