Thanks to the overwhelming response from our supporters, we were able to provide shelter for hundreds of these children, as well as a home for those who could not return to their families. Today, emergency response has become ongoing support for thousands.
Our interactive slideshow shows you how events unfolded from the disaster itself right up the present day.
A new home for 2015
This January, five years after the disaster struck, we are celebrating the opening of a new SOS Children's Village in Les Cayes, southern Haiti. SOS mothers have been caring for children in Les Cayes since shortly after the earthquake, with SOS families living in rented accommodation. This month, 14 SOS families will begin a new chapter of their lives in their wonderful Village home.
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