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Caritas is staying on to help the people of Haiti rebuild

Time has passed since Haiti’s devastating earthquake of January 12th 2010. But Haitians – already the poorest people in the northern hemisphere – will never forget how their lives and livelihoods were crushed by the rubble. They are still battling to recover. Caritas is standing with them. It had worked in Haiti for decades before the earthquake and will remain.

Caritas Haiti works in partnership with other Caritas members such as Caritas Spain, Caritas Czech, Caritas Switzerland, Cordaid (Caritas Netherlands) and Trócaire from Ireland. Catholic Relief Services from the USA is rebuilding Haiti’s best hospital while developing a model medical training system. The Caritas regional organization for Latin America and the Caribbean is successfully supporting Caritas Haiti in strengthening its capacity.

Working in the hardest hit communities, Caritas builds safer schools alongside homes and clinics which are resistant to earthquakes and hurricanes. It uses local materials and fully consults communities so their voices are properly heard. Caritas works in the most difficult areas of Haiti, educating people on how to avoid the plague of cholera and how to rehabilitate their land to lessen the impact of frequent hurricanes.

CARITAS UPDATES FROM HAITI

  • A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

  • 12 October 2016
Seeing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti’s South and Grand Anse is beyond anything that we could have imagined. The land has been washed away by the storm says Fr. Jean-Hervé Francois, director general of Caritas Haiti.
  • Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

  • 7 October 2016
Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

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