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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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.