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Haiti: two years after the quake
Following the earthquake of January 2010, MCC Haiti initiated 40 projects, working entirely with Haitian partner organizations to implement these relief efforts. Projects have varied in scope from addressing immediate needs – trauma healing, home repairs and microloans – to more systemic changes – advocating for local food production, developing future leaders among Haitian youth and discouraging the militarization of aid.
During the last two years, $14 million was raised by donors for MCC’s earthquake response. About $9 million has been committed to projects in Haiti so far, with the remainder budgeted over the next three years.
In addition, MCC received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to develop an agriculture trade school in Desarmes and a village and livelihoods co-op for 100 displaced families in Caberet, bringing the total Haiti earthquake response budget to $16 million.
Projects slated for the coming years will continue to focus on water and sanitation, agriculture, education and livelihoods.
For continued updates on the Haiti earthquake response (including a set of four news releases marking the anniversary) visit: mcc.org/haitiearthquake