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American Red Cross in Haiti

Working Alongside Families and Communities in Haiti for Over a Decade

Our Work

Immediately after a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, the American people opened their hearts and donated generously to help save lives. Thanks to donations, Red Cross teams did just that—providing food, water, medical care, emergency shelter, cash grants, and other essentials to millions of people. And when Hurricane Matthew—the strongest storm to hit the country in 50 years—made landfall, we prepositioned teams and provided lifesaving aid to those who needed it most. Americans’ generosity made this critical work possible.

See a complete financial breakdown of our earthquake relief & recovery spending as of March 2016 >>

Some of our disaster relief and recovery work is very visible: hospitals and clinics (we have funded more than 50), schools (we have renovated or reconstructed more than 40), and housing (we have helped more than 143,000 people through safe housing and neighborhood recovery).

Other parts of American Red Cross’s work are less visible—but just as critical. These include providing 70% of the funds needed for the country’s first cholera vaccine campaign; engaging the community in decision-making; granting seed money to entrepreneurs; and training disaster responders so they can keep their neighbors safe during future emergencies.

We are still in Haiti—carrying out vital improvements every day. We work alongside the Haitian Red Cross to respond to disasters and ensure that recovery in the country is community-driven and sustainable.


For 7+ years’ worth of videos from Haiti, visit our Haiti YouTube playlist.