Haiti Earthquake: Five Years On

January 12th, 2010, marked a particularly tragic day in Haiti’s history. The effects of the earthquake on the country’s already impoverished population and infrastructure were immediate and catastrophic; out of a population of over 10 million, an estimated 3 million people were directly affected. The quake shattered the capital and neighboring cities, crippling the national government, leaving families to mourn the devastating loss of more than 230,000 lives, including an estimated 25% of civil servants. Nearly 400,000 homes and 5,000 schools were destroyed or damaged and more than 1.6 million people were rendered homeless. 

This report looks at the long road to recovery facing many Haitians, five years after the earthquake. It explores the way Save the Children and partners have worked to supply care, medicine, awareness, education, and other services to Haitian families and children.

Published 2015-02-10

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