haiti earthquake

  • January 11, 2015

    On the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, the development progress made in the country is at risk of being overshadowed.

  • January 12, 2014

    Mennonite Central Committee has used a portion of its $16.7 million 'quake response budget to strengthen the Desarmes community.

  • January 12, 2014

    Four years after the earthquake, Haitian institutions, civil society and communities are leading reconstruction and development.

  • January 14, 2013

    Three years on from the Haiti earthquake the housing situation in the country is nothing short of catastrophic, say aid and human rights organisations.

  • January 11, 2013

    This week marks the third anniversary of the appalling earthquake in Haiti. I have written about this for the Catholic Herald and Ekklesia (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17774), and have witnessed myself the struggle to rebuild and recover.

  • January 11, 2013

    It is three years since the devastating Haiti earthquake. Pascale Palmer from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development looks at the task of rebuilding supported by CAFOD and others, and the immense challenges faced by the people of the country. She also draws attention to a campaign for changes in the global food system that could help prevent food insecurity in countries like Haiti.

  • March 18, 2012

    In 2010 an earthquake ripped through Haiti killing more than 200,000, making millions homeless. Speaking to Haitians now, they date everything from that day – “après le douze”, “avant le douze” meaning after or before the twelfth of January when the 7.0 magnitude quake shook itself out from near the capital Port au Prince.

  • March 16, 2012

    On Sunday 11 March 2012 I travelled out to a community called Fonds Jean Noel, two hours from the Haitian capital Port au Prince up a jaw-breaking road of loose rocks and scree.

  • March 13, 2012

    It’s taken me a few days to get my head even part of the way around Haiti: it’s a strange and wonderful place that has so many signs and so few destinations. What I mean by that is that you see here the beginnings of things and the leftovers of things, but they often don’t seem to lead far. As though the events and history of this half of the Hispaniola island have always been in a constant stop-start mode. It’s as though there are so many influences culturally, politically, religiously - not to ever forget the impacts of serial natural disasters - that few things move in a linear manner to a meaningful conclusion.

  • April 27, 2011

    Residents of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince marked Easter 2011 by looking past the rubble of the recent quake and placing hopes on a better future.