Haiti

Haiti: 2 Years of Accomplishments

In the last 2 years, thanks to your support, Catholic Relief Services has: Built 10,600 transitional shelters Provided 10 million meals to more than 1 million people Organized medical teams that performed more than 1,000 emergency surgeries and conducted 71,000 outpatient consultations Helped workers crush enough rubble to fill almost 1,800 dump trucks Hired more […]

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Singing, Sharing Mark 2 Year Anniversary in Haiti

Two children standing in front of a CRS-built transitional shelter in Haiti. Your support of Haiti is helping rebuild the country for the next generation. Photo Robin Contino/CRS Robin Contino joined CRS in 2006 and worked in as the country manager in Nepal. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a background in responding […]

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CRS World Report: Haiti Eggs

Eggs are a staple food in Haiti, but no one is eating Haitian eggs. Listen to the CRS World Report.

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Haiti Storm Threat Over for Now

Tropical Storm Emily was downgraded to a tropical depression as it slowly moved toward Haiti, leaving behind little damage. “After decades of work in Haiti, CRS knows hurricane season is a real threat to the Haitian population,” said Luke King, CRS country representative in Haiti. “We were ready for the worst and praying for the […]

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Haiti Braces for Storm, CRS Response Ready

Tropical Storm Emily is bearing down on Haiti with landfall expected sometime today. Catholic Relief Services has resources in place to respond to any storm related crisis in this quake-ravaged country where 600,000 people are still living in tents and under tarps. “The hurricane season poses a major threat to Haiti, one we have been […]

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Helping Haitian Doctors Heal Haitians

Access to high-quality specialty care in infectious diseases in Haiti is scarce. Doctors often lack the basic tools to diagnose and treat infections effectively. “We have a lot of infections in Haiti but we don’t always have access to labs. Our approach is empirical, based on symptoms and previous experience,” said Romaine Nephtalie Mesidor, one […]

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Thomas Awiapo: CRS Connecting People, Building Bridges in Haiti

CRS staff Thomas Awiapo interacting with the engineers and community members building the bridge for the people of St. Jean Du Sud in Les Kayes – Haiti. Photo by Kim Lamberty / CRS As the saying goes, “No Man is an Island.” Unfortunately, the people of St. Jean Du Sud, Haiti, were completely isolated from […]

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Thomas Awiapo on Haiti’s Big Questions

On January 12, 2010, a 33-second earthquake destroyed almost half of the the beautiful, mountainous historical city of Port-au-Prince and turned buildings, including the solid presidential palace, into rubble. It is estimated that 250,000 were killed, 300,000 injured and 2 million people were internally displaced. What an inconceivable human tragedy! This unfortunate tragedy provoked a […]

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CRS Shares Experiences in Haiti on Capitol Hill

In partnership with the American Jewish World Service, Catholic Relief Services hosted an interfaith event to discuss the progress in Haiti on Capitol Hill in January. The White House recognized the work CRS and other faith-based organizations have done to help the people of Haiti rebuild and recover from last year’s earthquake.

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Haitians Mark Quake Anniversary with Tears and Prayers

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, assured Haitians on the one-year anniversary of the Port-au-Prince earthquake that they are not alone in their sufferings. Photo by Alsy Acevedo/CRS CRS communications officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alsy Acevedo, filed this report from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. There’s a solemnity in the air […]

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