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13 Jan 2015 description

Since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, killing an estimated 222,570 people— many of them children arriving or leaving school—major challenges remain as the country slowly rebuilds.

12 Sep 2013 description

In Haiti’s Corail Camp, the settlement home to about 10,000 internally displaced people left homeless by the 2010 earthquake, there is a young man who goes by “Zo blod”—“the bad guy”—who recently took part in an educational session meant to promote nonviolence in the camp.

“He always walked with a dagger under his shirt,” says Vanessa, 16, who started the local peace network that organizes these sessions as part of the American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) school and neighborhood peace program in Croix des Bouquets.

05 Dec 2011 description

This report provides examples of the work your generous support has made possible this year. As you read it, we are confident that the progress shown will fuel your optimism and determination. Thank you for being part of our community!

15 Aug 2011 description

It’s a small, very functional tool found in most American homes: a flashlight. When the electricity goes out, its beam is helpful, even comforting. And in communities in Haiti, flashlights can mean the difference between danger and safety.

12 Jul 2010 description

(July 12, 2010) During the first weeks of April an AFSC assessment team in Haiti identified locations and ideas for the next phase of AFSC's humanitarian work in response to the earthquake.. The team, which included the Regional Director for Latin America, Jorge Laffitte, found that within the settlements or camps, there is a general feeling of insecurity and fear particularly with regard to the prison escapees and gang members who may be among the camp inhabitants.