Haiti Earthquake (2010)

Jun '10


Updates on This Project

The devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti left 220,000 people dead, destroyed 50% of the schools and adversely affected over 3,500,000 people.

In 2010, Khalsa Aid partnered with United Haitians in the UK (UHUK) to provide much needed humanitarian aid in the region. During this time Khalsa Aid also established an official operation centre from a disused clothes factory for all international NGOs to setup and efficiently coordinate relief operations.

Due to the strong links built with local communities Khalsa Aid were asked to sponsor 8 orphanages and have provided support for the last 6 years.

Khalsa Aid volunteers have been visiting orphanages in Haiti on a quarterly basis to provide food supplies, clean water and provide ad hoc support where needed.

In 2015, volunteers from Canada visited the orphanages and created a short film to explore the struggles faced by local communities and the work of Khalsa Aid in the region.