Pictures of Haiti Quake Then & Now by The Catholic Relief Services

A Haitian Boy Scout sits in the rubble of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince. Today the rubble is gone from the iconic church, but the cathedral is still in ruins

A Haitian Boy Scout sits in the rubble of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Port-au-Prince. Today the rubble is gone from the iconic church, but the cathedral is still in ruins. Photos by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS and Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS

 

According to mmorlando.org

It’s been 5 years since Haiti’s worst earthquake in 200 years devastated the country in mere moments. What took minutes to destroy will take years—and close collaboration with our partners in Haiti, the United States and beyond—to mend.

Challenges remain, but we have made tremendous inroads over the last 5 years. In January, Catholic Relief Services and the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince will reopen the newly rebuilt St. Francois de Sales Hospital. The hospital has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot teaching facility on the hospital’s original site in the heart of downtown Port-au-Prince. CRS staff recently revisited sites that were devastated in 2010 and brought back images

of how they look today.

People displaced by the Haiti earthquake wait in line to receive emergency shelter kits from CRS on the golf course at the Pétionville Club. Today the golf course is overgrown, and is no longer home to more than 35,000 displaced people.

People displaced by the Haiti earthquake wait in line to receive emergency shelter kits from CRS on the golf course at the Pétionville Club. Today the golf course, no longer home to more than 35,000 displaced people, is overgrown. Photos by Sara A. Fajardo/CRS and Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS

 

Patients waited for operations outside St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the days following the January 12 earthquake. The area is now a 32-car parking lot.

Patients waited for operations outside St. Francois de Sales Hospital in the days following the January 12 earthquake. The area is now a 32-car parking lot. Photos by Lane Hartill/CRS and Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS

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