Haiti earthquake response
When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, at least 220,000 people lost their lives, and millions were displaced from their homes.
World Vision responded within hours. With more than 800 local staff members, 30 years of experience in Haiti, and disaster-relief supplies pre-positioned in the region, World Vision was uniquely prepared to provide immediate relief and assistance.
In the first few days following the earthquake, World Vision provided medical supplies and care to injured children and families in Haiti. And over the past year, more than 1.8 million people have received food, and hundreds of thousands were provided with life-saving supplies, including tarpaulins and tents. World Vision also opened Child-Friendly Spaces in Haiti to help children work through the trauma caused by the earthquake and began providing transitional shelters to families who had lost their homes.
Thanks to the support of generous donors, quake-affected families are beginning to recover and rebuild. World Vision will continue to remain active in Haiti for years to come, equipping families to create a better future for themselves and their children.
Learn more about the difference your gifts are making in Haiti — providing food, water, transitional shelter, safe places for children, and more.
Read about children and families who have benefited from your generous support and hear how Haitians are beginning to rebuild their lives.
Learn about World Vision’s continued response and long-term development plans in Haiti.
Read a detailed report (pdf file) describing the situation in Haiti and highlighting World Vision’s work in this country over the past two years.