SOLIDAR sadly commemorates the earthquake that hit Haiti on the morning of 11 January 2010, killing more than 220,000 and making over 1.5 million homeless. Two years later, reconstruction still lingers behind promises and expectations.
If the situation has improved, the humanitarian situation remains critical with more than 5 million cubic meters of debris cluttering the capital city of Port-au-Prince and 519,000 people living in temporary camps under extremely difficult conditions. Serious underlying issues moreover still lie ahead of the Haitians, with unemployment rates reaching 70% and more than 80% of the population living below the poverty line.
Since the direct aftermath of the earthquake SOLIDAR is holding strong in its solidarity with Haiti. SOLIDAR members are still present on the ground working to support the population and the building of a better future for Haiti. You can read more about our work.