Haiti Earthquake Response
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian individuals, corporations, provincial and all levels of government, the Canadian Red Cross has received over $210 million to support relief efforts in Haiti.
Three years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors rebuild and recover. Efforts have shifted from immediate life-saving assistance to long-term recovery to ensure communities can build a stronger and healthier future.
Shelter remains the top humanitarian priority for Canadian Red Cross teams. To date, more than 7, 500 earthquake and hurricane resistant homes have been constructed, providing essential stability and protection to over 37, 500 of Haitiís most vulnerable people.
The Canadian Red Cross is also helping to build stronger safer communities through health, violence prevention and disaster risk reduction programming. Over the next four years the Canadian Red Cross is investing $35 million to strengthen the healthcare system, including helping to rebuild a hospital and health clinics in the south-east region of Jacmel and reaching over 420,000 people through violence and abuse prevention activities. As Haiti is prone to natural disaster such as hurricanes and earthquakes, the Red Cross is also working alongside communities to build local disaster risk reduction capacities so that communities are better prepared the next time disaster strikes.