Leogane Earthquake Response

On January 12, 2010 a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Within a week of January’s deadly earthquake, an All Hands assessment team was on the ground in Haiti, and on February 15th we officially launched Project Leogane. Upon arrival we went to work on projects with immediate impact: demolition, rubble removal, and a combination play therapy and informal education program. These programs drew on our previous experience and addressed some of the most critical needs facing Haitians. These initial programs were only the beginning of Project Leogane, All Hands’ longest and most ambitious international project to date.