CARE's assistance began the morning after the quake. Even though many of its staff in Haiti had lost their own homes and family, they immediately went to work surveying the damage and needs and mounting recovery and relief efforts. CARE has reached more than 290,000 beneficiaries through the distribution of tarps, tents, shelter kits, ropes, mattresses, blankets, kitchen sets, jerry cans, hygiene, clean delivery kits, newborn kits and food. CARE also built 2,550 transitional shelters to house roughly 13,400 people and built and rehabilitated 2,500 latrines and showers.
The United Nations supplied CARE with reproductive health kits and clean delivery kits for distribution. Additionally, Nearly two million people were reached with cholera prevention and hygiene messaging. CARE also trained community members, health workers and mothers on reproductive health, and prevention and counseling related to sexual and gender-based violence.
Over the course of five years, CARE reached thousands of individuals with assistance in the areas of emergency relief supplies, shelther,food and clean water provisions, and sexual and reproductive health care. Today, CARE remains strongly committed to working with the Haitian communities to build a better future. For more information on their response, please read their report Haiti Earthquake 2010: Five Years Later.Find out more about Care Canada's work in Haiti