On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in 200 years. More than 220,000 people were killed; 300,000 injured and more than one million made homeless.
Three years on, over one million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid according to the United Nations.
During the first year of the humanitarian response we helped 500,000 people by providing access to sanitation and water in camps.
Gradually, we shifted to working in communities rather than camps, identifying and engaging with Haitian organizations as partners in initiatives to strengthen citizen participation. We also work in Disaster Risk Reduction by training local protection committees.
This gallery offers an insight into how the situation has evolved during this time.
Published 14 January 2013