Jencarlos Canela visiting young earthquake survivors at an IRC-run "child-friendly space" in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday. Activities like singing and dancing help children recover from trauma and develop to their full potential.
Many thousands of children lost their parents in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and thousands more lost contact with their living relatives in the chaos that followed. The IRC is continuing to reunite children and families who were separated by the disaster.
(Photo: Melissa Winkler/IRC)
Submitted by Kate Sands Adams on May 16, 2011 - 5:28pm
When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the International Rescue Committee immediately dispatched our emergency team to help. As the country slowly recovers and rebuilds, the IRC continues to work in camps and neighborhoods that lack basic services, assisting Haitians who are struggling to get by and helping them weather new disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.
Supporting survivors of sexual violence in Haiti
May 13, 2011 By
Madeleine Rene educates women on their rights and ways to prevent violence.