A magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, in January 2010. As a result, more than 300,000 people died and 1.5 million people lost their homes.
MAGNA concluded all its post-earthquake activities in the Haiti in 2013.
Opening of mission in Haiti: 2010
Areas of intervention: Port-au-Prince
Number of staff in the field: 20 (in 2012)
Brief Overview of the Crisis in Haiti
The healthcare system in Haiti is struggling to meet some of Haitians’ most basic medical needs, such as treatment for trauma and maternal healthcare. Political instability, conflicts and natural disasters have led Haiti to become the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
How did MAGNA help in Haiti?
By January 2013, all recovery activities put in place to support communities affected by the 2010 earthquake had been concluded.
Our teams distributed material aid, conducted traumatological surgeries and provided psychosocial assistance to people in camps and HIV / AIDS patients. We built and equipped hospitals aimed at mother and child care.