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.Find out more about Care Canada's work in Haiti