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10 Jan 2017 description
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January 10, 2017

When a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, much of the country’s healthcare capacity and infrastructure was destroyed. But over the course of the past seven years, Haiti has made significant strides in rebuilding and expanding its medical capacity, thanks in part to funding from the American Red Cross.

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Lavi Miyo Nan Katye pa’m Nan (LAMIKA)

With support from the American Red Cross, Global Communities with its partner Build Change are implementing the $18.8 million Lavi Miyo Nan Katye pa’m Nan (LAMIKA) program over 37 months. LAMIKA is an urban integrated neighborhood reconstruction and recovery program being implemented in Carrefour-Feuilles, a poor residential neighborhood in Port-au-Prince which sustained extensive damage from the 2010 earthquake.

13 Jan 2016 description
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In most parts of the world, entrepreneurs depend on access to capital for starting and growing their businesses. The same rings true in Haiti, where many families lost their businesses and way of earning income during the 2010 earthquake. In order to help people reestablish their livelihoods, the American Red Cross has invested in savings and loan associations across Carrefour-Feuilles—an area still rebuilding from the disaster.

11 Jul 2015 description
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By: Jenelle Eli

Look behind me. You'll see houses on top of houses. Keep looking and a pattern emerges. This is how a lot of people live in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

04 Jun 2015 description
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To learn the truth about American Red Cross work in Haiti, visit our Haiti Assistance Program page.

Our statement is also available: American Red Cross Responds to Latest ProPublica and NPR Coverage.

Myth:

The American Red Cross never had a final plan for its work in Haiti.

Fact:

26 Feb 2015 description
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Earlier this month, when Haiti’s automated blood testing equipment stopped working, the Haitian Red Cross called on its northern neighbors to fill the gap in its nation’s blood supply. Thanks to the generosity of blood donors in the United States, Haiti received four shipments of much-needed blood to address the shortage.

14 Jan 2015 description
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Jude Focette used to earn a living as a truck driver, but that changed four years ago when he suffered a stroke and was no longer able to walk. “I could not move my hand and I could not lift my foot.” He is one of the patients receiving treatment at the Global Therapy Group clinic in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “Since I came here, they have been working with me, they have given me this device to support my wrist, and now I can actually walk on my own.”

12 Jan 2015 description
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Ginette Antenor is the owner of Cymara’s, a beauty salon in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “The reason why people, anyone, should choose my salon is because here you will receive good service, be welcomed,” she says.

She is one of the 75 entrepreneurs who are honing their business and marketing skills through a training and support program from the American Red Cross. These business owners learn skills such as how to define their market, how to assess their advantage over the competition, and how to reach out to new customers.

06 Jan 2015 description
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Red Cross Issues Five-Year Update on Haiti Earthquake Work

Five years after the 2010 earthquake, the American Red Cross has improved the lives of millions of Haitians by making families safer, healthier and more resilient to future disasters—all thanks to the generosity of donors.

09 Jan 2014 description
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Four years after the 2010 earthquake, the American Red Cross is helping Haiti rebuild and recover with projects that enable Haitians to be safer, healthier and more resilient thanks to the generosity of donors.

12 Jul 2013 description
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The American Red Cross and Haitian Red Cross have launched a $12.5 million program in the north part of Haiti to help as many as 190,000 people in the north part of Haiti in a coordinated multi-pronged project.

14 Jun 2013 description

« Lorsque je ne porte pas mes orthèses, je me sens handicapée », déclare Mause-Darline Francois, en fixant ses membres inférieurs. Mause-Darline est née avec une déficience physique : elle n’a pas assez de force dans ses jambes pour supporter le poids de son corps. Ainsi, depuis son enfance, elle porte deux orthèses -un appareillage qui, dans son cas, compense une fonction déficitaire- lui permettant de marcher, et lui garantissant donc son indépendance de mouvement.

26 Apr 2013 description
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The American Red Cross proudly joins Partners In Health in celebrating the opening of their landmark health center in Haiti, the Mirebalais University Hospital.

An inauguration ceremony will take place on April 28 at the energy-efficient, state-of-the-art facility, which will provide Haitians with advanced care not found at any other public infirmary in the country. The 300-bed hospital is expected to receive up to 500 outpatients each day from the surrounding area, and its impact on community health is expected to reach throughout Haiti.

17 Jan 2013 description
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For more than two years, Mona Delva lived under tarps in Mais Gaté camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a massive earthquake struck the country on January 12, 2010, she and her family lost not one, but two homes.

“We used to be comfortable; we all had our own rooms, and we did well. Then, we lost everything,” she said.

In December 2011, Delva, 42, and her two children, ages 22 and 17, moved into a new apartment with help from the Red Cross, and she also received a cash grant to help her re-establish her small trade business.

09 Jan 2013 description
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Three years ago, Sanan Antony moved into what would come to be called camp Trazelie in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. His home was among the thousands destroyed by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the jam-packed urban communities of the country’s capital city.

The American Red Cross has been working with Antony and other residents of Trazelie ever since to teach life-saving skills in the face of future disasters.

03 Jan 2013 description
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Donations to American Red Cross Helping Recovery in Haiti at Three-Year Anniversary of Earthquake

Three years since the Haiti earthquake, hundreds of thousands of people are living in safer homes and have improved access to water and health services thanks to the generous donations to the American Red Cross.

16 Jul 2012 description
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Monday, July 16, 2012 — Pétionville, Haiti — As earthquake recovery efforts show continued progress throughout the capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas, American Red Cross activities in the Northern region of Haiti are showcasing new strides toward a broad approach to comprehensive health outreach.

12 Jul 2012 description
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American Red Cross Supporting Housing Programs in Haiti

by Tamara Braunstein

Thursday, July 12, 2012 — Pétionville, Haiti— As the Haiti earthquake recovery continues, Haitians are adapting transitional shelter into long term housing solutions that reflect their character and resiliency.

Walking through Haitian communities, it is common to find that families have begun to upgrade the shelters – nearly identical structures built in groups – often replacing the original wooden floors with a cement mixture or tile, and sometimes even adding on terraces and entryways.

20 Jun 2012 description
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 — With concerns about a potential new outbreak of cholera in Haiti, the American Red Cross continues working on several programs to fight the disease.

The second phase of a new cholera vaccine campaign is underway. The campaign, which began in May, is organized by Partners in Health (PIH) and supported by $1 million from the American Red Cross. The first phase of this two-dose vaccination effort has been completed. Overall, the campaign seeks to help 100,000 people in rural and urban communities throughout Haiti.

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by Tamara Braunstein

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 — The Red Cross rubble removal project in the Carrefour-Feuilles neighborhood in Port-au-Prince is a microcosm of the earthquake recovery and rebuilding efforts in Haiti; tearing down a severely damaged former office building presented an opportunity for an environmental project with a livelihoods impact.