Haiti

The first three months – emergency response

Caritas started to send staff, aid and to donate money within hours of the earthquake. Caritas Haiti, Catholic Relief Services (a US member of Caritas) and Caritas Switzerland already had programmes in Haiti. They were on the ground assessing the situation and establishing what immediate needs were from the beginning In the first few months, ...

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Caritas providing long term help to rebuild Haiti

Caritas providing long term help to rebuild Haiti

Close to a year after the earthquake, Caritas relief and reconstruction programmes in Haiti are well-established throughout the country. Caritas will invest more than $217 million in Haiti over a one year period that started in May 2010. This aid will cover further emergency needs caused for example by hurricanes, floods or the cholera epidemic, ...

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Haiti: Providing children in camps with a safe place to play and grow

Haiti: Providing children in camps with a safe place to play and grow

Trócaire  More than a million earthquake victims in Haiti are still living in camps. Many of them are children as four out of ten people in Haiti are under 14 years old. Difficult living conditions in the camps and uncertainty about the future mark their daily lives. Irish Caritas member Trócaire provides children in camps ...

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Action against Cholera in Haiti

Action against Cholera in Haiti

Preventing the spread of cholera in earthquake-wracked Haiti remains a chief concern for Caritas. New cases of the waterborne disease continue to be reported in much of the country, including the centre, north and northwest, and west. Cholera prevention and hygiene promotion are ongoing throughout the capital Port-au-Prince and in all the affected communities. Haiti ...

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Prevent diseases through clean water, hygiene and sanitation in Haiti

Prevent diseases through clean water, hygiene and sanitation in Haiti

As many people are still living in overcrowded camps in and around the capital or in highly precarious conditions elsewhere, access to water and the spread of diseases remain an important concern for Caritas. Together with food aid, this sector has been a priority intervention field. Until the end of May, Caritas provided access to ...

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Food distributions continuing in Haiti

Until today, Caritas has helped more than 1.5 million people with food in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne and its surroundings as well as 9 other dioceses. During the month of June, the distributions have benefitted more than 75,000 displaced people in Port-au-Prince and more than 100,000 people in the Nippes, Grandes Anse and the Southern provinces. Food ...

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Shelter still a major challenge in Haiti

Shelter still a major challenge in Haiti

Providing shelter to the many people who lost their homes in the earthquake remains a major challenge. Over a million people still live in makeshift settlements and camps around the capital Port-au-Prince. More than 250,000 houses were destroyed. Over the last six months, Caritas provided emergency shelter or temporary homes to almost 160,000 people in ...

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