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Haiti Earthquake Response Statistics

See how your generous gifts have been at work in Haiti

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The country of Haiti faced enormous challenges in 2010 — a massive earthquake, Hurricane Tomas, an outbreak of cholera, plus ongoing challenges that existed in the country before the January 12 earthquake.

Many people generously shared their financial blessings as a sign of their faithfulness, and in the hope that through their support, disaster-affected Haitian families would see hope from seemingly hopeless situations.

One year after the earthquake — while the media has focused on government inaction, the slow pace of recovery, and the seeming inability of Haiti to recover— Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gives thanks for the response the generous gifts from Presbyterians and others have made possible.

Haitian girl at a water faucet

Photo by Paul Jeffrey, ACT Alliance.

Despite enormous challenges, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), working with our Haitian mission partners and as members of the ACT Alliance, helped people survive by providing food, drinking water, and medical assistance so they would not die in the immediate aftermath of the quake.

However, many needs remain. The challenge now is to continue efforts that will move the people towards recovery. Ongoing efforts by PDA and our partners include rebuilding Haiti’s health care, restoring food security and livelihoods, and offering school and recreational activities for children and youth.

As in other major disasters, we recognize this will be a multi-year response. In the first year, just over $5.8 million has been committed and/or expended for response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. This is a little more than half of the $11.3 million that has been received, of which the full amount will support Haiti’s earthquake response and recovery.

Your generous gifts have been instrumental in providing the following:

12 ecumenical partners working together as ACT Alliance in Haiti

30 local Haitian partner organizations involved

46 transitional and permanent schools built for earthquake-affected children

47 wells/boreholes dug for clean water

95 displaced persons camps in vulnerable areas including Cité-Soleil and Bel Air (includes water distribution, latrines, psychosocial activities)

19 school tents for temporary classrooms in 30 schools

800 women that are part of displaced families selected to participate in a credit loan program

962 latrines installed for water sanitation

1,600 people given support in agriculture, including tools, seeds , livestock, and training

1,841 houses or semi-permanent shelters built (300 rehabilitated and rebuilt with clear land title)

8,165 families provided with emergency shelter

13,777 household kits distributed

14,474 blankets distributed

20,803 people received livelihood support

(agriculture, small business)

25,218 tarpaulins distributed for temporary shelter

40,350 jerry cans for carrying clean water

59,724 people received health care through Hospital St. Croix

75,822 people received health and hygiene kits

85,915 people received food

88,399 children attending schools provided

379,780 people received cholera prevention work

600,000 people assisted by PC(USA) in collaboration with ACT Alliance over the past year

14 billion water purification tablets for cholera prevention and response

The road ahead is long, but a tangible difference is being made, thanks to the many Presbyterians who continue to pray for the people of Haiti and make financial contributions.

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Upcoming Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Events

PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

PDA Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

PDA Advisory Committee

Oct. 8 - 10, 2014

PDA Advisory Committee meets October 8–10 in Louisville.

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