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12 Jan 2015 description
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Five years on from the earthquake that struck Haiti, we look back at the work that has helped heal the country.

The earthquake, which shook the Caribbean country five years ago today, measured 7.0 on the Richter scale. Its impact was immense. It destroyed everything from schools and hospitals, to government buildings and the presidential palace. Around 200,000 people were killed and 1.5 million people were left homeless.

Assessments soon after the earthquake found that it could take 10 years to rebuild and would cost at least USD $8 billion.

25 Sep 2013 description
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Three years after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, Islamic Relief has marked the start of an initiative to clean up a busy market town.

The majority of Haitians displaced by the huge tremor are now living in Croix des Bouquets - which now has a population of almost 400,000. Every Monday, about 230,000 people flood into visit the town’s largest market – having a huge impact on the hygiene and sanitation of the town’s streets.

07 Jun 2013 description
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Islamic Relief is organizing a cleaning and sanitation system for Croix des Bouquets, an area where scores of thousands of Haitians settled after the 7.0 earthquake caused mass destruction in 2010.

In 2009, around 230,000 people lived in Croix des Bouquets, but today the majority of displaced Haitians now live in Croix des Bouquets, where population now stands at almost 400,000.

07 May 2013 description
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Islamic Relief is reconstructing and equipping five schools that were affected by the earthquake in Haiti three years ago. Four of the schools were completely destroyed and the fifth was severely damaged.

Once complete, the schools will provide education to around 15,000 pupils in and around Port-au-Prince. Three years since the earthquake, Haitians are still struggling with the reconstruction of infrastructure and the economy, with high unemployment rates and many people struggling to make ends meet.

03 Jan 2012 description

Using DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti.

15 Jun 2011 description
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As the people of Haiti strive to rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquake last year, Islamic Relief is still on the ground working hard to rehabilitate a nation. Most recently, our vocational training programmes targeting young people struggling to find employment have proved a great success.

Individuals are being taught a range of relevant skills from tailoring to I.T. in a focussed effort to support them into work and radically reduce the level of unemployment in the country, which stood at a rate of 60% at the beginning of 2011.

03 Dec 2010 description
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This month, as the snow forces schools to close across the UK, Haitian children celebrate their return to the classroom.

Eleven months ago, it wasn't snow, but a devastating earthquake that forced every single school in the West Province of Haiti to close. Although schooling officially restarted three months later, education for thousands of children was frozen, as they waited for their damaged schools to be rebuilt.

Earlier this month, three primary schools in Tabbare and Delmas, Port-au-Prince, reopened their doors after Islamic Relief repaired the damaged buildings.

14 Jan 2010 description
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Islamic Relief has launched a =A31 million appeal in response to the devastating earthquake on Haiti.

Thousands of people are feared dead after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean country on Tuesday. The epicentre was close to the capital Port-au-Prince, which is largely made up of slums and poorly constructed houses, many of which were not able to withstand the force of such a large earthquake.

The scale of the disaster is not yet known as all communication lines are currently down.