Two years after the quake in Haiti
In December 2011, Haiti and its approximately 4.3 million children continue to recover from the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed some 220,000 people, displaced more than 1.6 million and further disrupted the country’s already inadequate infrastructure. Progress has been substantial: a new national government is in place; about half of the mounds of rubble have been cleared; almost two thirds of those displaced by the quake have moved out of crowded camps; and the country’s health, education and other core services are rebuilding on a stronger foundation.

Still, the country remains a fragile and impoverished state, requiring international support. Working with multiple international and national partners, UNICEF continues to address the emergency needs of children, while focusing on building the Government’s capacity to uphold and sustain children’s rights.
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