Haiti earthquake: thank you for supporting our work
3 July 2013
Over the last three and a half years, we have helped communities in Haiti to recover from one of the worst natural disasters of recent times.
The earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 killed an estimated 230,000 people, and forced more than a million from their homes.
In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, we launched our Haiti earthquake appeal. You raised a remarkable £5.3 million, which has provided:
- tents and shelters for thousands of people immediately after the quake
- permanent, disaster-proof homes
- safe water supplies and latrines to prevent the spread of disease – in camps and as people moved back into more permanent shelters
- cholera units in hospitals
- emergency support when storms and hurricanes strike
Our response to the Haiti earthquake will be featured in a new ITV documentary about the history of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which was broadcast on Tuesday 2 July.
We have also launched a new exhibition about Haiti, which will be on display in Romero House.
Although our earthquake response programme is coming to an end, we will continue to support the people of Haiti when new emergencies strike.
Thank you for supporting our work in Haiti, and please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.