Welcome to CONNECT. In honour of the Haitian people, please explore this special section, as we mark the one-year anniversary of last year’s earthquake.
On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, the most powerful quake to hit in more than 200 years. The impact and aftershocks were devastating.
Survivors struggled to find shelter. Limited food and water, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions characterized the capital of Port-au-Prince and other affected urban centres. The young, old, sick and injured were forced to sleep on the streets without basic supplies as aftershocks jolted through the ruins.
Haiti through the eyes of a Haitian (a video interview with World Vision aid worker, Paul-Emile Cesar)
“Wailing filled the air” (a firsthand account of the Haiti earthquake by a World Vision Canada staff member)