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