19/12/2012 - Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, was hit in 2010 by one of the most devastating earthquakes recorded in recent history. The European Commission's Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) was quick to support people affected by this tragedy and it continues to do so today. Since 2010 close to €180 million have been devoted to humanitarian aid in Haiti. Three years after the earthquake the emergency phase is over, but there are still humanitarian needs to cover, as around 350.000 people continue to live in displaced camps, and as cholera has become endemic and poses a continuous risk.
This video shows the work carried out by ECHO and its partners in the field in Haiti.