Haiti earthquake: two years on

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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.

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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.

Immediately after the quake, we provided tents and shelters for thousands of people who had lost their homes. As people moved into camps, we built shower blocks and latrines and ensured safe water supplies to prevent the spread of disease. Today we are working through our Catholic partners to help people rebuild their homes and communities – and prepare for future disasters.

Even before the earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – and the situation on the ground remains challenging. But we will stay in Haiti for the long term, working to respond to the ongoing needs of the Haitian people.

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