Beyond recovery, the new story of Haiti

Haiti earthquake

On Jan. 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti
More than 1.5 million people were left homeless. Approximately 105,000 homes were destroyed and another 85,000 homes were damaged. Habitat served more than 55,000 families in the three years following the earthquake. The focus now is on the long term sustainable solutions that will help families on their pathway to permanence.

Habitat developed its Pathways to Permanence strategy in response to natural disasters, to provide a roadmap for disaster-affected communities to follow on their way to re-establishing permanent housing. This approach also helps emergency responders shape short-term solutions that keep sustainable, long-term shelter in mind.

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Haiti Country Strategy Sheet
Read Habitat Haiti’s current country strategy reflecting programs and community development focus areas.
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