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How the IRC Helped Empower Women Post-quake

This post highlights the International Rescue Committee’s efforts to improve women’s rights after the earthquake in Haiti. Haiti, three years after the earthquake: empowering women The IRC January 12, 2013 The IRC is working to prevent sexual violence against women ant to protect and support survivors.  Photo: Susanna Ferreira/IRC PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – When a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 – killing more than 200,000 people and leaving some 1.5 million homeless – the International Rescue Committee immediately dispatched our emergency team to help. Working in camps that sprang up to house quake survivors, we recruited dozens of Haitian staff and launched programs to meet urgent needs –- including uniting separated children with their families, distributing emergency relief, and providing health care, clean water and sanitation. The Haitian people had many problems before the earthquake struck, including staggering poverty, […]

On the Ground: Haiti

From Gillian Dunn of the International Rescue Committee [stream provider=youtube flv=http%3A// embed=false share=false width=400 height=224 dock=true controlbar=over bandwidth=med autostart=false /]

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