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08 Jan 2013 description

We’ve teamed up with the creators of the Muppets and Fraggle Rock to help fight cholera in Haiti.

Since the 2010 earthquake, almost 8,000 Haitians have died of cholera, and hundreds of thousands more have contracted the disease.

We’ve joined forces with our partner Catholic Relief Services and with No Strings – a UK charity working with the creators of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock – to teach children in Haiti about the importance of water and sanitation.

08 Jan 2013 description

“On the day of the earthquake, my wife was in our tin house, and she ran out as fast as she could with the children,” says Bernard Doussous.

“The house was completely crushed. After that we slept outside for seven days. We lost everything – our belongings and all our official documents.”

04 Jan 2013 description

We are continuing to support the Haitian people as they recover from one of the most devastating earthquakes in recent history.

Haiti earthquake: your questions answered>>

The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed an estimated 230,000 people, and forced more than a million from their homes.

In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, we launched our Haiti earthquake appeal. You raised a remarkable £5.3 million, which has provided:

11 Jan 2012 description

Like millions of others, Celina Traesil lost everything in the earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago. Today, thanks to you, she’s about to move into her new home.

Celina vividly remembers the day that the earthquake struck her village in the Petit Boucan district, high up in the hills to the west of Port-au-Prince. “I was fetching water to make tea when the earth shook,” she says. “I tried to crawl away, but I couldn’t. Then my son found me and carried me to a safe place. I saw people running around, crying.”

11 Jan 2012 description

Two years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, we are doing everything we can to support the Haitian people as they rebuild their lives.

Video: new year, new homes>>

More about our work on our Haiti blog>>

In the aftermath of the earthquake, we launched our Haiti Earthquake Appeal. Thanks to your remarkable compassion, we raised more than £5.3 million to respond to the emergency.

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 …

24 Nov 2010 description

We're stepping up our efforts to fight the cholera outbreak in Haiti, as concerns grow at the accelerating rate of the infection. Poor sanitary conditions and flooding in some regions as a result of Hurricane Tomas are putting more and more people at risk. Those living in camps in and around Port au Prince are especially vulnerable.

Earthquake-devastated Haiti is facing the most severe outbreak of cholera in its history. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the disease has killed more than 1,250 people. The number of cases referred to hospital has reached 20,000.