HAITI EARTHQUAKE

25 May 2017

Five Years After the Earthquake

CARE is now in the fifth year of a five-year, $100 million plan to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. We focus on women because their empowerment serves as a catalyst for overall beneficial change in the communities where they reside. 

A few highlights:

  • Eight-nine percent of the more than 1.3 million people displaced by the earthquake have left the camps. CARE's innovative home-sharing, house rehabilitation program has secured safe and resilient housing for hundreds of families in Carrefour, one of the areas most affected by the 2010 earthquake.
  • Cholera is diminishing. CARE has been a principal actor in supporting the cholera response in treatment centers and in the Grand Anse region, the area most affected by the cholera epidemic.
  • The number of people experiencing severe food insecurity as dropped from 1.5 million people in early 2013 to 600,000 by October 2013. CARE's food voucher and emergency response project, which served more than 25,000 families in the Grand Anse and Artbonite, has evolved into a government program that addresses food security nationwide with an emphasis on locally-produced food and supporting the most vulnerable families in food-insecure regions.

Despite the improvements, significant humanitarian needs remain in Haiti, while funding for humanitarian assistance continues to decline.

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