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Haiti, three years after the earthquake

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On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake; it caused the death of 212 000 people and massive destruction of critical infrastructure. Over recent months, the European Union, fully mobilised, provided both humanitarian assistance and development aid to help rebuild the country. Helping Haiti remains an EU priority.

The EU started providing assistance in the days immediately following the disaster; it is the biggest global donor to Haiti and one of the main actors on the ground there, working together with EU Member States and the international community. It does so in a context of numerous logistical, infrastructural, social and political challenges, further complicated by Hurricane Tomas, the cholera epidemics and political volatility.

Haiti's recovery continues to be a priority for the EU, and it is committed to a long-term engagement aimed at putting the country on the longer path to development and lasting poverty reduction.

 

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European Commission

Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

Deputy Spokesperson
Maja KOCIJANCIC
Tel: +32 (0)2 298 65 70
GSM: +32 (0)498 98 44 25
Fax: +32 (0)2 295 19 15
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Development

Spokesperson
Alexandre POLACK
Tel: +32 (0)2 296 99 21
GSM: +32 (0)460 79 77
Fax: +32 (0)2 299 19 70
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Press Officer
Wojtek TALKO
Tel : +32 (0)2 297 85 51
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International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Response

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David SHARROCK
Tel: +32 (0)2 296 89 09
GSM: +32 (0)460 75 06 28
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Press officer
Irina NOVAKOVA
Tel: +32 (0)2 295 75 17
GSM: +32 (0)498 95 75 17
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