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Haiti One Year Report

Haiti One Year Report

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Published by American Red Cross
The American Red Cross One Year Report on progress in Haiti.
The American Red Cross One Year Report on progress in Haiti.

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Published by: American Red Cross on Jan 03, 2011
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Haiti EartHquakE rEliEf
onE-yEar rEport
A Message From the President and CEO
The rst anniversary of the Haiti earthquake is an opportunity to look back at the signicantwork done to assist Haitians, the challenges that must be overcome and the imperative tomove forward to help Haiti and its people recover.Our country responded quickly to help Haiti, whether it was through the millions of peoplewho donated by text messages, the companies and foundations that made large contributions,or the child who sent in a crumpled dollar bill left by the tooth fairy.These donations have made a real difference in the lives of the people of Haiti.This support has enabled the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Haitian Red Crossand others, to help hundreds of thousands of Haitians survive. We have provided them withemergency shelter, food, water, medical treatment and emergency relief supplies. Without thishelp, many more lives would have been lost.We raised $479 million and have spent and signed agreements to spend $245 million in the rstyear, which is more than half of the total raised. We have remained exible to address emergingneeds, such as providing nancial support to keep Haitian hospitals open, responding to theongoing cholera outbreak and helping families before and after Hurricane Tomas struck.I have been to Haiti four times since the earthquake, and I’ve seen real progress. But whileI’m proud of all that’s been accomplished, I must confess it hasn’t been easy.Haiti was a difcult place to live even before the earthquake; the rebuilding process hasbeen slow and the path forward is challenging.The Haitian government is working to establish land ownership, despite a decimated workforceand little documentation. As a result, it is taking longer than wewould have hoped to obtain appropriate land to build homes.Nevertheless, in the year ahead we will be supporting effortsto repair damaged homes, clear rubble and build many moretransitional homes. In the long term, we plan to support theconstruction of permanent homes, in both brand new andexisting communities.Because of the extent of the destruction, the pace of change isslow; however, I continue to be inspired by the strength of theHaitian people. I want to assure you that we will not lose sightof our goal: the American Red Cross is committed to spendingyour donations wisely to alleviate the suffering of the Haitianpeople, and we will be there until the last dollar that was sogenerously donated for Haiti is spent.
Gail McGovern
President and CEO
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American Red Cross President and CEOGail McGovern in Haiti on January 19, 2010.COVER PHOTO: Jakob Dall/IFRC
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ContentsEmergency Response (January - July)
Relief Wor 2 
Early Recovery (March - Present)
Transitional and Permanent Homes 4Health, Water and Sanitation 8Disaster Ris Reduction 10Livelihoods and Host Families 12 
Longer-Term Recovery (2011 - 2015)
The Road Ahead 14

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