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Haiti, Still in Need: 10 Years Since the Earthquake

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Ten years ago, on January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by a catastrophic, magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The country and its surrounding areas continued to experience powerful aftershocks throughout the weeks that followed, making emergency relief efforts extremely difficult. It is estimated that as many as 200,000 - 300,000 people died in this disaster, and much of the country’s civil infrastructure was irreparably damaged or destroyed.
 
International relief organizations responded quickly to provide shelter and medical care, as aid poured in from around the world. It quickly became evident, however, that the road to recovery in Haiti would take more than just a couple of months or a few years. In addition to overwhelming infrastructure damage, the country was facing a serious cholera outbreak.
 
And then, in the fall of 2016, Haiti was struck by another disaster: Hurricane Matthew. The storm crashed into the nation as a Category 4 hurricane packing winds and torrential rains. Haiti, still reeling from the earthquake, was once again facing colossal destruction, loss of life, and cholera.    
 
In the decade following the earthquake, media attention for the recovery efforts in Haiti has been scarce. The country is still in need of support to rebuild housing, schools, medical facilities, and other civil resources. Fortunately, there are a number of highly-rated organizations that are committed to aiding Haiti as it rebuilds. Stand with our friends and neighbors in Haiti today by making a donation to one of these trustworthy organizations. 

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