Two years after the devastating 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, lives and buildings are still far from restored.
Although $4.6 billion has been committed in relief, rebuilding efforts will still likely take 10 years to complete.
Nonprofits and international relief agencies played a fundamental role in helping to provide immediate relief, and are now working to find long-term solutions to get the more than 500,000 people living on the streets, into permanent shelter.
Below are some of the organizations that are still addressing the needs of Haiti and its people. Find out how you can get involved.
American Red Cross
The Red Cross continues to administer cholera vaccinations, build homes, remove rubble and provide health and hygiene services. To get involved, click here.
UNICEF works directly with the children affected by the 2010 earthquake, and has implemented programs that screen for malnutrition, provide counseling on breastfeeding and nutrition for new mothers, give regular vaccinations to 80 percent of the Haitian children, and the nonprofit has also reunited several thousand Haitian families. To get involved, click here.
TJ/P HRO Haitian Relief Organization
Sean Penn founded this nonprofit in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. In addition to its rebuilding efforts, the organization offers community development programs, manages two displacement sites and works to decrease the number of people living in those displacement sites. To get involved, click here.
Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis & Wyclef Jean, co-founders of nonprofit organization Yele Haiti, just released this documentary chronicling the experiences of following the aftermath of the tragic 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti.