Presentation on theme: "Haiti and Pakistan: Moving forward January 2011. It is one year since a major earthquake hit Haiti, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. It was the strongest."— Presentation transcript:
Haiti and Pakistan: Moving forward January 2011
It is one year since a major earthquake hit Haiti, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale. It was the strongest earthquake in Haiti in more than 200 years. Around 250,000 people died and more than 1.5 million people lost their homes. 12 January: Haiti
It is also six months since Pakistan was hit by monsoon storms, bringing the worst rain for 80 years. An area larger than England was flooded and about 20 million people were affected. July: Pakistan
Your support CAFOD supporters donated £8.25m to help the people of Haiti and Pakistan. Schools alone donated £588,368 Thank you! Carmen and family
How is your money being used? In any emergency the first need is for clean water, food and shelter. People may also need medical help. This is how CAFOD partners in Haiti and Pakistan used your donations in the first few days and weeks.
Our partners used funds for medicine, water treatment and health education. They are also helping to make the camps better by building safe toilets and delivering gallons of water, which helps to stop the spread of cholera. Haiti now
Pakistan now In Pakistan our partners have helped more than 124,000 people so far. They have been supplying food, water, health care and hygiene kits with soap and cloths to filter water.
Pakistan now Rashida (11) and her mother, Sat Bai, fled to Karachi, living first on the street, then in tents. When they returned to their village they found that their home and animals had been swept away and that Rashida’s brother had drowned.
Pakistan now CAFOD partners provided a new temporary shelter. Sat says: “My daughter and I made the mud wall and levelled the land for the foundations. I was very happy to get a shelter and this is now my home.”
CAFOD does not leave once an emergency is over. Our partners will stay in Haiti and Pakistan for at least three years helping people to rebuild their lives. The future
Our partners in Pakistan will continue to support those living in areas that are still flooded. They will also provide seeds, livestock and tools so that families like Rashida’s can again support themselves. The future - Pakistan
In Haiti, our partners will continue to support people living in camps. Tons of rubble must still be cleared but already some temporary houses have been built. The future - Haiti
Let us pray... Infant Jesus, Your birth brought hope to our world. We pray for the people of Haiti and Pakistan. In this new year may their hope be renewed and fulfilled. Give strength and wisdom to all who are helping them as they rebuild their lives. Amen
Picture credits Mike Noyes/CAFOD Lucy Morris/CAFOD Nana Anto-Awuakye/CAFOD Kate Orlinsky/Caritas Internationalis Asad Zaidi/CRS