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Special Coverage: Haiti

Residents of Port-au-Prince line up outside the devastated National Palace. A 2010 file photo by Mike DuBose.

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Residents of Port-au-Prince line up outside the devastated National Palace.

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The Jan. 12, 2010, 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti left more than 200,000 dead; displaced 1.5 million and damaged or destroyed some 300,000 buildings. The United Methodist Church was among those who rushed to respond.

Over the years — both collectively and individually — United Methodists have participated in relief efforts and long-term recovery plans focused on sustainable development. Some $45 million in donations to the United Methodist Committee on Relief has supported that response, in partnership with the Methodist Church in Haiti, the Haitian government and community organizations, as well as USAID and various aid groups.

Five Years: Keeping faith with Haiti
Dr. Gary Fish (right) and assistant Carrie Tarter see a young patient in Highland Park United Methodist Church’s eye clinic in Petit-Goâve, Haiti. One of the clinic’s buildings was destroyed by the earthquake that rocked Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, and the church built back, dedicating the new structure on Jan. 12, 2014. File photo courtesy of Highland Park United Methodist Church

Volunteers still answering the call in Haiti

Highland Park United Methodist, which lost a volunteer in the 2010 earthquake, is among those returning to serve. Read More

Pastel-colored homes in the Jalousie neighborhood line a hill overlooking Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Haiti earthquake: recovery to development

Five years after a devastating earthquake, United Methodists, together with their church and nongovernmental partners, work with Haitian communities on sustainable projects. Read More

Taking a look at Haiti’s journey to recovery

Using photographs from 2010-2014, United Methodist News photographer Mike DuBose presents a visual record of how an earthquake changed this small Caribbean nation. Read More