Haiti Earthquake

Haiti: Through the Lens

Days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, award-winning photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein was sent on assignment to Haiti with CARE. Hear her recount her experience as you watch the photographs she captured in the heart of the disaster zone.

Haiti Earthquake: Three Years Later

CARE continues to address lack of participation by women as a way to strengthen recovery efforts and build a better foundation for the future.

Watch This!

On the one year anniversary of the earthquake, we made this video to show off the work we'd been doing to help Haitians rebuild their lives.

From Life in a Camp to Life as a Tenant

Photographer Kate Holt talks to women who are sharing a home in Carrefour, near Port-au-Prince. CARE has fixed Melanie's roof and is paying rent so that Mylene, whose home was destroyed, can live with her. 

Mireille Is on the Road to Financial Stability

The massive earthquake destroyed Mireille Henry’s home in Haiti, killing her mother and trapping her daughter under the rubble for five hours. The mother of four lost everything she owned. Today, thanks to a CARE’s microsavings program, Mireille is on the road to financial stability.

Four Years After the Earthquake

CARE is now in the fourth year of a five-year, $100 million plan to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. We focus on women because their empowerment serves as a catalyst for overall beneficial change in the communities where they reside. 

A few highlights:

  • Eight-nine percent of the more than 1.3 million people displaced by the earthquake have left the camps. CARE's innovative home-sharing, house rehabilitation program has secured safe and resilient housing for hundreds of families in Carrefour, one of the areas most affected by the 2010 earthquake.
  • Cholera is diminishing. CARE has been a principal actor in supporting the cholera response in treatment centers and in the Grand Anse region, the area most affected by the cholera epidemic.
  • The number of people experiencing severe food insecurity as dropped from 1.5 million people in early 2013 to 600,000 by October 2013. CARE's food voucher and emergency response project, which served more than 25,000 families in the Grand Anse and Artbonite, has evolved into a government program that addresses food security nationwide with an emphasis on locally-produced food and supporting the most vulnerable families in food-insecure regions.

Despite the improvements, significant humanitarian needs remain in Haiti, while funding for humanitarian assistance continues to decline.

How CARE works in emergencies

RESPONDING TODAY, PREPARING FOR TOMORROW

In 2011 alone, CARE reached 12 million people affected by natural disasters, conflict situations and other crises.

EMERGENCY: CARE IS THERE

In emergencies, CARE is among the first to arrive and the last to leave. When it comes to responding to an emergency, timing is crucial.