Haiti: A look back

Haiti Earthquake 2010Three years ago, a devastating earthquake struck the heart of Haiti. Since then, the American Red Cross has used generous donations to help build safer homes with cleaner water and improved sanitation services.

Since 2010, the Red Cross has:

    • Provided clean water and sanitation services for more than 545,000 people;
    • Invested more than $65 million in health services and infrastructure, including construction or operational funding for several hospitals;
    • Reached 3.1 million people with cholera response and prevention activities, including the country’s first-ever cholera vaccination campaign;
    • Assisted more than 465,000 people to be better prepared for disasters like Tropical storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy;
    • Spent more than $32 million on livelihoods assistance, including grants, job training, cash-for-work and other help.

Virtually all of the $486 million donated to the American Red Cross following the earthquake has been spent, committed or allocated for planned housing and neighborhood recovery, health, clean water and sanitation or disaster preparedness projects. The American Red Cross remains committed to its support for Haiti and to its promise to continue to invest in the nation’s development until every last dollar has been spent. On average, 91 cents of every dollar spent by the American Red Cross goes directly to humanitarian services and programs


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