Haiti

  • The IRC is supporting Haiti's reconstruction through clean water provision, disease prevention efforts and family reunification.

    The IRC is supporting Haiti's reconstruction through clean water provision, disease prevention efforts and family reunification.
  • Our economic recovery programmes are helping people who have lost homes and businesses earn a living.

    Our economic recovery programmes are helping people who have lost homes and businesses earn a living.
  • With clean water in short supply following the earthquake the IRC quickly established water supplies to displaced people.

    With clean water in short supply following the earthquake the IRC quickly established water supplies to displaced people.
  • By placing children and women at the centre of our work in Haiti we are able to support particularly vulnerable groups.

    By placing children and women at the centre of our work in Haiti we are able to support particularly vulnerable groups.
  • We help children who have been separated from their families, keeping them safe and working to reunite them.

    We help children who have been separated from their families, keeping them safe and working to reunite them.

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Overview

Within hours of the devastating January 2010 earthquake, the International Rescue Committee sent a team to Haiti to assess the critical needs of survivors, provide clean water, sanitation and health care, and address the particular needs of women and girls.

As the country slowly recovers and rebuilds, the IRC continues to work in camps and neighborhoods that lack basic services, assisting Haitians who are struggling to get by and helping them weather new disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

How we help
  • The IRC provided emergency assistance to thousands of homeless earthquake survivors who endured Hurricane Sandy in deluged camps.
  • The IRC is continuing to work to reunite children who were separated from their families after the 2010 earthquake with relatives.
  • We provide “child-friendly spaces” as a refuge to children in crowded camps.
  • To prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases, we are providing clean water, building and repairing latrines and washing facilities, promoting good hygiene practices, and managing waste.
  • The IRC is working to prevent sexual violence against women and to protect and support survivors.
  • Our economic recovery programmes are helping people earn a living.
  • We are mentoring adolescent girls, keeping them safe from sexual exploitation and offering new opportunities through such programmes as financial literacy and skills training.

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