Haiti one year on
23 December 2010
On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Haiti’s fragile houses, schools and public buildings collapsed when the disaster struck at 4.53pm. Port-au-Prince’s densely populated slums very soon became the scene of one of the biggest disasters of recent times. Over 230,000 died in the Haiti earthquake and over three million were affected. Aid agencies found themselves dealing with one of the most complex emergencies in terms of size, scale, logistics and location.
Caritas works with Haitians in their daily difficulties and as they look towards rebuilding their country.
One year later, even though signs of hope are evident, the challenges remain. The hopes of new homes, jobs and a stable life have been hampered by hurricanes, floods and a cholera epidemic. Caritas works with Haitians in their daily difficulties and as they look towards rebuilding their country.[Read overview of Caritas providing long term help to rebuild Haiti ]
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Haiti building together.
A film to mark the one year anniversary of the 12 January earthquake in Haiti. It highlights the response of the Caritas confederation of 165 Catholic charities working together and the generosity its supporters worldwide in helping Haitians rebuild their country.
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