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09 Jan 2015 description
report Christian Aid

9 January 2015 - On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the development progress made in the country is at risk of being overshadowed by the needs that have yet to be addressed, Christian Aid says.

An estimated 220,000 people died, over 300,000 were injured and over 1.5 million people lost their homes in the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010.

03 Jan 2012 description

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

10 Jan 2011 description

It has been nearly a year since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and devastating the nation's capital.

As Haiti commemorates the dead, international attention is focused on the slow pace of reconstruction, with an estimated 1.3 million still forced to live in tents nearly a year after the disaster.

The chief obstacle preventing more homes being built is the immense difficulty in proving land ownership, explains a report jointly commissioned by Christian Aid, Progressio, Tearfund and CAFOD.

"Most people were living in …

22 Jul 2010 description
report Christian Aid

On 12 January, an earthquake the magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti just 10 miles from its capital Port-au-Prince.

Latest reports suggest that in excess of 220,000 people were killed, making it comparable to the Asian tsunami of 2004.

This is the worst earthquake Haiti has experienced in 200 years, devastating the country's infrastructure and essential services.

12 Apr 2010 description
report Christian Aid

It is more than three months since a devastating earthquake hit Haiti.

The quake measured 7.0 on the Richter scale - a relatively low magnitude compared to other significant earthquakes - yet it devastated the country.

A recent quake in Chile was 500-times more powerful than the one in Haiti.

It caused limited damage and only 500 people lost their lives, compared to the 200,000 people who died during the Haiti earthquake.

But Haiti was in crisis before the earthquake. The poorest country in the western hemisphere, with crippling poverty, non-existent infrastructure, …