On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing extensive damage, killing many and leaving thousands homeless and in crisis. Six months later, hope has been restored and progress is being made. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is still there helping meet the needs of the Haitian people.
Here is a progress report:
- Distributed food to nearly 900,000 people. Currently providing food to more than 90,000 students in over 270 schools, and monthly food rations to more than 100 orphanages and child-care centers in Port-au-Prince and Les Cayes, benefiting nearly 10,000 children.
- Provided emergency shelter materials to more than 114,000 people.
- CRS health care team performed over 960 emergency operations and conducted 62,000 outpatient consultations.
- Supported hundreds of thousands of people with food, water, sanitation, shelter materials and protection, including at two of the largest camps for the displaced. Established five “child-friendly spaces” for unaccompanied children at camps, regularly attended by more than 1,500 children.
- Installed over 600 latrines and hand-washing stations, as well as potable water tanks and inflatable water bladders, in Port-au-Prince and environs, providing an estimated 375,000 gallons of water per month.
- Provided assistance to numerous local and international partners in Haiti, including 164 Church partners.
Read more about the response in Haiti at crs.org.