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Humanity First Continues to Help Rebuild Haiti Two Years After Earthquake

Two years after providing immediate disaster relief in Haiti after a catastrophic earthquake devastated the country, Humanity First has sustained a presence and has been helping the communities to rebuild their country and their lives.

Dr. Clayton Bell serves as Country Director to Haiti and has established several successful programs since 2010. The Cloud Forest Medical Clinic opened in June 2010 and the medical staff has served over 12,000 impoverished Haitians. During the cholera epidemic in 2011, a Cholera Treatment Center was established to save as many lives as possible.

Humanity First Continues to Help Rebuild Haiti Two Years After Earthquake

In 2010, Kyle Martin developed the Community Health Workers Program, which is still running strongly in the local communities. The Community Health Workers (CHW)specialize in preventable disease, nutrition, sanitation education, and care for those with chronic illnesses. There are currently 8 CHW in the Seguin and Baie d’ Orange area providinghealth education to locals and taking care of disease patients suffering from hypertension.

In a country where most children do not continue school past sixth grade, there is a great need to invest in the youth and provide them with the hope of a better future. Recognizing this urgency, Humanity First is establishing a school in Seguin. Construction is currently underway, and doors will soon open to support 200 students in the primary school. Classes have been in session since the start of the school year in October 2011 with an enrollment of 172 students. The school will be staffed with 13 full time Haitian employees.

Dr. Bell gives us a preview of the Seguin school site when construction began in July 2010:

Humanity First projects are currently providing employment to 28 Haitians, and serving a population of over 50,000 that live in small farming communities spread across difficult mountainous terrain.

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Humanity First is registered in 43 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1994. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, hurricanes (Katrina and Rita) , tornado's (Kansas) and wild fires (California) in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe.

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