Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committing an initial $5 million to help Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean recover from Hurricane Matthew, the powerful storm that has left hundreds dead and devastated communities in this nation still recovering from the earthquake that stru
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 th
Three months after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake tore at the heart of Haitian community and family life, Catholic Relief Services’ emergency relief operations have reached more than 720,000 people living at the epicenter of unimaginable loss. Across Port-au-Prince and outlying areas, CRS
Signs of progress are evident in Port-au-Prince: Beauty supply stores and small food kiosks flourish in the tarp-covered camps, the mountains of rubble are eroding under the constant tap of pickax-wielding crews, and the Haitian government has made headway in crafting a long-term stra
The emergency response in Haiti is now in its sixth week and the rainy season is beginning. We are all feeling the pain and stress of what will be a prolonged recovery with many stages, and yet we can also share in the hope displayed by the strong and spiritual Haitian people.
While roads are starting to clear and food and aid are reaching hundreds of thousands of people, the needs are still enormous in Haiti. Toppled buildings, sprawling camps and tented homes set up on the roadside are sobering reminders of the long road ahead.