On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, killing 230,000 people and injuring more than 300,000 others.
In the wake of the disaster, Humanity & Inclusion ramped up its operations, and mobilized about 600 people
Humanity & Inclusion's impact, by the numbers:
- 90,000 people with rehabilitation care (click here to watch Crystella's story!)
- 25,000 people with psychosocial support  1,400 people with orthopedic braces or artificial limbs
- 5,000+ wheelchairs, crutches and walking frames to people with disabilities
- 1,050 shelters for extremely vulnerable families
Nine years after the earthquake, the Haitian population still requires support. Humanity & Inclusion continues to provide assistance, in particular high quality rehabilitation services,
“In 2010, when the earthquake hit, there were hardly any rehabilitation services in the country,” explains Sibille Buehlmann , Rehabilitation Technical Coordinator for HI in Haiti. “With support from USAID after the earthquake, I was able to create a training course for rehabilitation technicians. medical staff. “
In August 2015, 72 students received their qualifications, including 22 ortho-prosthetic technicians and 50 rehabilitation technicians. (19659002) Today, HI continues to train rehabilitation technicians, improve the skills of physiotherapists, and facilitate access to quality rehabilitation services in hospitals and communities. I also provide sustainable structural and technical support to develop and build the capacities of existing structures, and to sustainably improve the quality of rehabilitation services in
The organization supports around 450 people, especially people with disabilities, to help them build their confidence and improve their skills and provide a better life for their families.
HI also teaches Haitians to stay safe on roads, or nearby as pedestrians. HI teams advocate to the authorities and the Haitian society on the importance of preventing road accidents. (19659002) Finally, in a country where we live in remote areas, Where did they come from? “
development projects, HI regularly mobilizes its teams when a natural disaster occurs. In particular, the organization came to the assistance of the victims of Matthew Hurricane in September 2016, by providing rehabilitation, emergency response and hygiene kits, a logistics platform to deliver aid goods, and more