On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake damaged nearly 190,000 homes, of which 105,000 were completely destroyed. Of the more than two million affected survivors, 1.3 million are still displaced today.
Habitat's response in Haiti
Habitat implemented immediate relief efforts while also seeking to address long-term shelter solutions. Based on current information and past experience with international disasters, Habitat developed a multi-phrase strategy of response, focused on six cities, Cabaret, Lèogâne, Jacmel, Carrefour, Port-au-Prince and Croix-des-Bouquets.
Phase one: relief
Phase two: rehabilitation
Phase three: reconstruction
Read Habitat International's report - Haiti, One Year Later (click here)