Haiti Earthquake Response
With donations from and cooperation between partner organizations, individuals, and governments, the UN has made progress toward the rebuilding and recovery of Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The UN Foundation continues to work closely with the United Nations and the donor community to assist the people of Haiti in the long-term reconstruction efforts.
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To date, the UN Foundation has raised close to $4 million in donations to help the United Nations help Haiti. These generous donations have supported the UN to:
- Grant $170,000 to ongoing solar light projects in Haiti.
- Provide food, medicine, water, and shelter following the earthquake through a $3 million grant to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), including to the Central Emergency Response Fund to respond to future emergencies like Haiti.
- Grant $240,000 to the UN Development Program (UNDP) for their Cash-for-Work program, an initiative to offer Haitians temporary jobs to remove rubble.
- Grant more than $776,000 to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) for maternal health kits, as well as solar street lights to help keep women and girls safe at night.
- Recycle 20% of removed earthquake debris.
- Provide jobs to more than 300,000 people.
- Provide training for more than 270,000 employees in development- and recovery-related fields.
Want to know more? Read our fact sheet about the United Nations' progress.
*Updated on January 9, 2013
Haiti Heals: Making Progress & Facing Challenges
Video from Jan 9, 2012
Your support has been crucial in helping the people of Haiti re-build their country, and build it back better. Now more than ever the UN and the people of Haiti need your continued support. Together we can help the UN help Haiti.