Haiti: 2 Year Update


(c) DECUsing DEC funds our member agencies have provided assistance to over 1.8million earthquake survivors in Haiti. 

Over the past year they have sought to progressively shift the provision of basic services onto a more sustainable footing. This means supporting those who are moving back from camps to their pre-quake neighbourhoods. It means working with communities and government to hand over the provision of services such as water supply, solid waste management and the creation or maintenance of safe toilets. It also means that an increasing proportion of the remaining funds are being spent on helping earthquake survivors earn an income to become more self-sufficient.  The image on the right shows the breakdown of DEC Haiti expenditure from August 2010 – July 2011 (NFI is Non Food Items).
Some examples of how DEC-funded work by our member agencies has helped survivors begin to rebuild their lives:
  • Action Aid has commissioned a local company to build improved shelters for 350 families in Gressier, Port au Prince following a careful tender process.
  • Age UK set up over 100 Older People’s Groups to help protect the interests of older people which are often overlooked after an emergency and over 1,000 families that include older people were helped with improved shelter. 
  • The British Red Cross gave cash grants to 4,000 families evicted from Automecca camp in Port au Prince, with more than 1,000 families getting further grants and training to establish small businesses.
  • CAFOD are building 100 permanent earthquake and hurricane resistant homes in Gressier, with appropriate training being provided for local trades people employed in the project.
  • CARE provided improved shelter for over 1,100 families in a project that involved training 200 carpenters in earthquake and hurricane resistant building techniques in Carrefour, Port au Prince and in Leogane.
  • Christian Aid provided 130 permanent homes for families in the South East and Central Plateau areas of Haiti in projects that involved training for Haitian construction professionals in earthquake resistant building techniques.
  • Concern has provided 75,000 people with clean water and sanitation services.
  • Islamic Relief built 500 improved shelters in Carrefour and in other locations in and around Port au Prince.
  • Merlin worked in various locations in Port au Prince and in Petit Goave, providing treatment for cholera for 3,000 patients.
  • Oxfam gave help to expand to 100 small businesses which included bakers and tailors in Carrefour Feuilles, Port au Prince.
  • Save the Children have provide over 1,200 families with cash grants and provided training and support to 22 small construction businesses in Delmas and Carrefore, Port au Prince.
  • Tearfund have constructed 23 temporary schools and 78 improved shelters for families.
  • World Vision gave training in basic business skills and small grants to 600 people in Corail camp outside Port au Prince) and further follow-up training and grants to 320 of the residents designed to help them expand these businesses.



Posted at 05.19 pm on 08/11/12

and across the rest of the world.


Posted at 05.08 pm on 08/11/12

thanks this has really helped with my geography revision and i am glad people in haiti are being helped

Arron.king marden high

Posted at 10.03 am on 06/11/12

this is a good site

Leon from DEC

Posted at 10.55 am on 05/11/12

Hi Emiri,

Many thanks for your comment, you can cite the organisation directly: Disasters Emergency Committee.

Kind Regards



Posted at 10.27 pm on 04/11/12

I am trying to cite this for a school assignment. May i please ask who the author of this was?


Posted at 07.25 pm on 23/10/12

hope everyone gets well :)


Posted at 11.09 am on 29/08/12

I wish the country best of luck

Roland joseph

Posted at 03.17 pm on 05/08/12

Thnx to all the countries in America for their good hearts. One love to all y'all Haiti will never forget this.

NZ Girl

Posted at 06.52 am on 17/06/12

Thanks for the help with school project =}


Posted at 07.28 am on 14/06/12

this really helped with a school project. woo hoo thx for ur help

Leon from DEC

Posted at 03.15 pm on 23/05/12

Thank you, and good luck with your assignments!


Posted at 12.21 pm on 23/05/12

cheers helped a lot with my school work well done for all the hard work

Game over

Posted at 05.12 pm on 14/05/12

thx alot


Posted at 01.46 pm on 03/05/12

Well done for all your good work to help our people


Posted at 01.46 pm on 03/05/12

This helped with my project

jacques groce

Posted at 11.17 am on 01/05/12



Posted at 06.59 pm on 18/04/12

This helped so much with my homework


Posted at 06.59 pm on 18/04/12

Thanks to everyone


Posted at 06.57 pm on 18/04/12

A big Thank you too all that supported Haiti in their troubled times


Posted at 09.30 am on 28/03/12

praise the lord


Posted at 09.29 am on 28/03/12



Posted at 02.41 pm on 27/03/12

God Bless.


Posted at 07.25 pm on 09/03/12

Thanks, this really helped me with my homework and I am very glad all the people in Haiti are being supported so well

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