Haiti

We've been working in Haiti since 1985, providing child protection, education, health, food and helping people to earn a living. We also help children and families when disasters strike, like the devastating earthquake in 2010.

A girl studies in HaitiChildren sit exams at a school we support in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince.

The 2010 earthquake

When the devastating earthquake struck on 12 January 2010, it created one of the most all-encompassing emergencies we've ever responded to.

  • Haiti’s earthquake killed 230,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless.
  • We were one of the first agencies to respond, reaching 100,000 people within two weeks.
  • By the end of 2010, we had helped a total of 870,000 people.

Our work

Haiti was deep in poverty long before the disaster. That's why we've been working there for more than 30 years, in urban and rural communities, making sure that children are protected, and providing education, health and food.

When disasters strike in Haiti, we're there on the ground using our knowledge of the country and our expertise to help the most vulnerable children and their families.

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Last updated: August 2016