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21 Mar 2013 description
report Caritas Australia

On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince. Thousands of people died and many buildings collapsed. In March 2013, Melville Fernandez, Group Leader of Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies Group, caught up with Denis, a local man who now has a new house to call home.

On 12 January 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck just a few miles outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

11 Jan 2013 description
report Caritas Australia

On 12 January 2010, Haiti was rocked by its strongest earthquake in 200 years. The impact on Haitian lives and livelihoods was – and still is – staggering.

Caritas Australia raised $4.3 million to help those communities affected. The international Caritas network has made a significant impact through our immediate and long-term emergency response. Find out how we are tracking, three years on.

11 Jan 2011 description
report Caritas Australia

Wednesday January 12, 2011 marks one year since Haiti's 7.0 magnitude earthquake shattered lives, devastated communities and sent a wave of shock around the world.

22 Jan 2010 description
report Caritas Australia

The international Caritas network has called for donations of over AUD $46 million to assist 200,000 earthquake affected people in Haiti over the coming two months.

"Already we have reached more than 17,000 people with emergency supplies of food, clean water, hygiene kits, shelter and medical assistance.