This content is not available in your region

A Japanese lifeline to Haiti

A Japanese lifeline to Haiti
Text size Aa Aa

An earthquake on the 12th of January 2010 devastated the region around Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. It killed more than 300,000 people and left one and a half million homeless in one of the poorest countries in the world.

The ensuing cholera epidemic has killed 10,000 to date but thanks to Japanese assistance in collaboration with UNICEF, the outbreak is now under control.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has also set up water fountains in public places, rebuilt roads and equipped them with waste management systems and more.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.