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Haiti earthquake – UK response to the crisis

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More than a million people in Haiti have benefitted from British help following the earthquake

As recovery continues, we have targeted our aid to where it is making the most difference, with doctors and medical supplies helping those in need. Including:

  • Funding 192 local doctors and over 700 support staff to provide treatment for cholera. The medical help meant none of the 23,000 patients treated died from the disease

  • Support for more than 16,200 structural damage assessments in the town of Leogane and repairs that enabled 340 families to return home

  • Helping to build back health centres and hospitals to safe standards

  • Developing small-scale insurance schemes to help people protect their assets in case of future disasters.

During the immediate response, the UK government gave £20 million in emergency support which included a 64 person emergency search and rescue team and funding to directly help more than 380,000 people get access to food, clean water and medical care.