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American Red Cross: Donor Dollars at Work in Haiti

  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    After the earthquake, ready-to-eat-meals were provided to survivors,like Etienne Radine and Louis Anouse, by the American Red Cross.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    In addition to providing more permanent shelter solutions, retrofitting homes and repairing infrastructure, training has been provided to construction workers, like Aldomoro Victor and Pierre-Richard Etienne, on safer building practices.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    American Red Cross has helped repair, construct and operate eight hospitals and clinics, including partial funding of Mirebalais University Hospital.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    Cholera prevention efforts include vaccinations, water purification tablets, as well as distribution of oral rehydration tablets.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    We’ve helped ensure that families have access to clean water and sanitation systems. Here, workers build a septic tank for newly built housing units in Morne Lazare, Pétion-Ville.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    We seek to improve household and community stability through savings programs, conditional loans and vocational training. Beauty salon owner Ginette Antenor is in a program that helps hone business and marketing skills.
  • Haiti Earthquake Donor Dollars at Work
    · The American Red Cross has helped families, like Dalida Cadaste’s, create customized emergency plans, so they can be ready to evacuate their homes in case of hurricanes, tropical storms or other emergencies.
Info and photos about our work in Haiti.

June 12, 2015 — During the five years since the earthquake, Haiti has transitioned from emergency response to longer term and sustainable recovery efforts. Find out more about our work in Haiti below.

Emergency Relief: $66 mil

In the immediate aftermath of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck outside Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, the American Red Cross joined the global Red Cross network to provide food, water, basic household goods and emergency medical care. As one example, ready-to-eat-meals were provided to survivors, like Etienne Radine and Louis Anouse, by the American Red Cross.

Shelter: $173 mil

In addition to providing more permanent shelter solutions, retrofitting homes and repairing infrastructure, training has been provided to construction workers on safer building practices that will make houses more resistant to natural disasters.

Health: $73 mil

American Red Cross has helped repair, construct and operate eight hospitals and clinics, including partial funding of Mirebalais University Hospital.

Cholera Prevention: $25 mil

In the months following the earthquake, Haiti was struck with an outbreak of cholera. Working with local and international authorities, the American Red Cross has reached more than 3.5 million Haitians to combat the threat of cholera. Prevention efforts include vaccinations, water purification tablets, as well as distribution of oral rehydration tablets.

Water & Sanitation: $47 mil

We’ve helped ensure that families have access to clean water and sanitation systems, as well as large scale public education campaigns that encourage safe hygiene.

Livelihoods: $48 mil

We seek to improve household and community stability through savings programs, conditional loans and vocational training. One example is a program for entrepreneurs that helps hone business and marketing skills through training and support.

Disaster Preparedness: $56 mil

The American Red Cross has helped families create customized emergency plans, so they can be ready to evacuate their homes in case of hurricanes, tropical storms or other emergencies.

See our one pager: Donor Dollars at Work in Haiti.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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