accessibility & help

Haiti earthquake 2010

Five years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti causing huge devastation, the British Red Cross continues to help rebuild lives. Discover how Haiti has changed in five years. 

A scene from the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake© Info

Haiti interactive map

A satellite image of Delmas 19, Port-au-Prince

Click on the map to read, see and listen to some of the stories from the suburb of Delmas 19.

Voices from Haiti >

Haiti earthquake stats

A street scene image of Delmas 19 in Port-au-Prince

That Haiti earthquake affected 3.5 million people. Find out more about the earthquake and the Red Cross response.

Haiti facts >

The people we are helping

Arriving in Haiti two months after the earthquake, Mark South was prepared for the worst. But amid the devastation, he found Haitians trying to rebuild their lives.

A new bakery has opened in a Port-au-Prince community thanks to a Red Cross finance scheme and the efforts of local people.

Johnny dug drainage canals in Haiti’s Automeca camp where he helped people keep healthy and fight off cholera.

Ambroise Abrogo, 19, was out on the streets with his friends about to go and play football when the Haiti earthquake struck.

A new market place, built by the Red Cross, is one of the best things Josette has seen since an earthquake devastated her neighbourhood.

After giving birth during an earthquake in which she lost everything, Luciana struggled to survive but with Red Cross support she is now thriving.


Disaster Fund

Philippines rescue worker carrying a child

Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters. Your donation will be used in the UK or overseas.

Donate byCard