Two years after the disastrous earthquake in January 2010 and the terrible cholera epidemic that struck the island a few months later, Terre des hommes (Tdh) carries on with its commitment to help the most underprivileged Haitians. Present in Haiti for the past twenty years, the first Swiss organisation for child relief continues with its support for more than 15,000 vulnerable children, separated from their families, exposed to the risks of abuse and exploitation, suffering from malnutrition or with no access to clean drinking water.
Care and prevention
At the beginning of 2012, when many organisations are closing down their engagement here, Terre des hommes carries on working towards the country’s development by supporting the Haitian authorities and local associations. In the past two years, Tdh has been involved in the largest humanitarian operation in its history, bringing aid to the victims of the earthquake that destroyed part of the country and caused the death of nearly 250,000 people in January 2010, and also to the people hit by the cholera epidemic that struck the country a few months later, infecting some half a million persons.