A Japanese lifeline to HaitiComments
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.