Haiti

Education in Haiti – Something solid in the uncertainty

Caritas Czech  Saint Louis Wilner is counting his blessings that his wife and children are alive. He lost family members in the earthquake and also his house and possessions. His wife lost her business and he lost his job as a result of the disaster. It’s been a tough year. He’s taking his three-year-old daughter, ...

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Education in Haiti – Food for thought

Education in Haiti – Food for thought

The afternoon of the Haiti earthquake many children died or were left trapped in collapsed schools. An estimated 90 per cent of schools in Port-au-Prince were damaged or destroyed, leaving around two million children without access to education. Literacy rates in Haiti were already low compared to global standards before the earthquake. The Haitian authorities ...

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Haiti: Safe from the snakes

Haiti: Safe from the snakes

Cordaid – Caritas Netherlands  Francois Tifabe was walking through an alley near his home on 12 January 2010 when the ground started to shake. Before he understood what was happening a nearby wall collapsed and the debris fell on his leg. “I still feel the pain and need a stick to walk,” said Mr Tifabe, ...

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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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From Haiti with love

From Haiti with love

Thank you letter by Bishop Pierre Dumas, President of Caritas Haiti  Today, Caritas Haiti continues to share the joys and miseries, the sorrows and hopes of this nation and its crucified history. Caritas manifests the Church’s active compassion and concern for this courageous people. Six months ago the devastating earthquake destroyed the foundations of social ...

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New hope for Haiti six months after the earthquake

New hope for Haiti six months after the earthquake

  Available in pdf  Introduction By His Eminence Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Caritas Internationalis President Half a year after the earthquake in Haiti, the most pressing emergency is over. Our priority in the first months was to get food, sanitation and shelter to hundreds of thousands of people in need. Now, we also ...

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Health care structures needed more than ever in Haiti

Health care structures needed more than ever in Haiti

The health care needs caused by the earthquake were immense. The Haitian health care system was weak even before the earthquake and people too poor to pay for treatment. During the earthquake, many hospitals and clinics were destroyed. Close to 400,000 people have benefitted from Caritas health care programmes so far. These include trauma care, ...

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