Helping Haiti's Children: The first three months of Save the Children's earthquake response

The devastating January 2001 earthquake — a 7-magnitude shock that left more than 3 million people in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne, Petit Goave, Jacmel and surrounding areas in desperate need — has exacted a heavy toll on Haiti’s children. They have lost family members, friends, belongings and familiar surroundings. In the midst of debris and displacement, they are more vulnerable to disease, injury, abuse and exploitation. Meanwhile, their future opportunities are also in jeopardy, as Haiti’s education system lies in ruins. This report addresses Save the Children's support to government partners in the Ministries of Health and Education, among others, and their coordination with local and international non-governmental organisations through the United Nations cluster system, three months after the disaster.

Published 2010-11-30