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Date: 09-04-2017
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Mobilize For Haiti span class="title">Mobilize For Haiti
On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude destroyed Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. The devastation extended to several surrounding communities, including the city of Leogane and the peninsula town of Jacmel. The capital region was the hub for more than 80% of Haiti’s economic activity. This disaster was a devastating setback to the country’s democratic and economic development. In addition to adversely affecting Haiti’s already tenuous long-term outlook, the earthquake has led to the largest humanitarian crisis in the country’s history. The disaster claimed nearly 300,000 lives. 105,000 homes have been completely destroyed, and more than 208,000 damaged. Over 50 hospitals and health centers have collapsed. The presidential palace, parliament, the courts, and most of the ministries were leveled.
Why Mobilize For Haiti?
The international community and 50% of all American households donated approximately $1.5 Billion for to Non-governmental organizations in order to deliver relief and recovery assistance to the Haiti. More than 750 days have passed since January 12, 2010. However, the pace of recovery remains painfully slow. This is particularly true in the area of housing construction. The Office of International Migration states that nearly 600,000 Haitian survivors remain homeless and resided in internally displaced camps called IDPs or tent cities. These facts have lead to a clear and present danger to their lives as both the rainy and hurricane season loom. Mobilize For Haiti has been a strong and consistent advocate for the survivors of January 12th and in working with partners to demand and help build 100,000 housing units to address the housing needs of nearly 600,000 IDP residents.

MFH has extensive relationships through all sectors of Haitian society. We have earned the respect of all parts of our community from Haitian officials to the disenfranchised, from the country side to the parliament and through the Haitian diaspora. Our members have been working on the development of Haiti long before January 12, 2010 and after the earthquake. We were among the first to respond to the call to help Haiti. We count the establishment of the Command Center of The Embassy of Haiti as one of our many meaningful achievements. Our team delivered more than 7,000 lbs of medical supplies and mobilized dozens of medical professionals and delivered needed care to earthquake survivors.

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                                    MFH is a member of the Haiti Reconstruction and Redevelopment Task-Force.
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