PLAN RETURNS TO HAITI
Five years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake devastated the island, Plan Ireland revisited the city to see how it’s rebuilt itself.
The JM Henriquez School in Jacmel, Haiti, was reduced to rubble after the earthquake. It has now been reconstructed and extended.
The Florita Hotel, the oldest and most famous hotel in Jacmel, Haiti, established in 1888, suffered extensive damage during the earthquake. The road around it has been reconstructed and the hotel is open once again, but with reduced capacity.
CAD (the Centre for Action and Development) is a centre for street children and orphans – and this young woman can be seen sitting on what was once her temporary home in Port-au-Prince. The centre was destroyed by the earthquake, but with the support of Plan International, it has now been rebuild in Ganthier, a town just out of the city centre.
Half of the Total petrol station in Jacmel, Haiti, collapsed during the earthquake. It has now been completely refurbished and is fully functional.
This office building in downtown Port-au-Prince collapsed during the earthquake. One of the slogan’s of the Haitian government has been ‘Haiti is Open for Business’ and the business community has certainly responded, with many large corporations now setting up shop.