U.S. Response & Assistance
January 9, 2015 - Haiti and the world mark on Monday five years since the devastating 2010 earthquake hit Haiti. On January 12, 2010, our close friend and neighbor suffered an unimaginable blow: The earthquake left an estimated 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured, countless homes and businesses leveled, and 1.5 million Haitians homeless. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones they left behind.
January 8, 2015 - Five years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. Much more remains to be done, and Haiti’s reconstruction will continue for many years. With other partner governments and NGOs from around the world, the United States continues to stand with the people of Haiti.
January 16, 2010 - PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good morning, everybody. In times of great challenge in our country and around the world, Americans have always come together to lend a hand and to serve others and to do what's right. That's what the American people have been doing in recent days with their extraordinary generosity and contributions to the Haitian people.
January 15, 2010 - SECRETARY CLINTON: I want to take a moment first to thank the American people who have been extraordinarily generous in the amount of support that they have shown for the people of Haiti during this devastating period.
January 18, 2010 - On January 12, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. President Obama has promised the people of Haiti that “you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten.” The United States Government has mobilized resources and manpower to aid in the relief effort.
In another major effort to help the people of Haiti, the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is announced at the White House.
Earthquake in Haiti: How to Help
For missing U.S. citizen family members, call 1-888-407-4747 or provide information via email. To help, text "HAITI" to "90999" and $10 will be sent the Red Cross, charged to your cell phone bill.
More about the crisis and how to help Haiti