[217] In response to the earthquake, foreign governments offered badly needed financial aid. [281], In 2015, NPR and ProPublica investigated the disappearance of US$500 million donated to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief, earlier described by the charity as the result of "one of the most successful fundraisers ever". On 22 January, the United Nations noted that the emergency phase of the relief operation was drawing to a close, and on the following day, the Haitian government officially called off the search for survivors. [171] President Préval asked for calm coordination between assisting nations without mutual accusations. Despite the claims of the American Red Cross that 130,000 homes had been built, the investigation discovered that only six had been built. Other affected areas of the country—faced with comparable weaknesses—were similarly unprepared. The UN stated that it had resisted formalising the organization of the relief effort to allow as much leeway as possible for those wishing to assist in the relief effort, but with the new agreement "we're leaving that emergency phase behind". The epidemic reached the tent cities of Port-au-Prince in November 2010, and by 2016 it had sickened some 770,000 people and proved fatal to more than 9,200. Two years ago tomorrow, January 12, a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti, leveling thousands of structures and killing hundreds of thousands of people. [51][52] A hospital in Pétion-Ville, a wealthy suburb of Port-au-Prince, also collapsed,[53] as did the St. Michel District Hospital in the southern town of Jacmel,[54] which was the largest referral hospital in south-east Haiti. [272], At the 2012 Consultative Group meeting of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the Haitian delegation shared a "bottom-up" approach to disaster reduction and management based on community integration and sustainable development with a group of experts from approximately 38 nations. [274], The 2010 cholera outbreak has continued. [280] In a 2013 statement, the American Red Cross reported that almost all of the money collected for quake relief has been spent or is scheduled for making progress permanent by ensuring people can leave camps and return to stable communities, which includes building new homes, repairing homes, completing a new hospital and clinic, and signing an agreement for a second hospital. Retrieved 17 January 2010, Marrapodi, Eric, Lawrence, Chris, Hall, Rick, Phillips, Rich, Watson, Ivan and Candiotti, Susan, Charles, Jacqueline, Trenton, Daniel, Clark, Lesley, United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti, United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, responded to appeals for humanitarian aid, Damage to infrastructure in the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Humanitarian response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Humanitarian response by national governments to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Humanitarian response by non-governmental organizations to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Humanitarian response by for-profit organizations to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, Timeline of relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Canadian International Development Agency, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Haiti's 2010 Earthquake Caused Lasting Damage", "New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings", Lessons to be learned from Haiti's tsunami, "Tens of thousands isolated at quake epicentre", "As Haiti mourns, quake survivor found in rubble", "Red Cross: 3M Haitians Affected by Quake", "Haiti quake death toll rises to 230,000", "Archbishop of Port-Au-Prince Dies in Haiti Quake", "Boschafter: Mehrere Minister unter den Toten", "Briefing by Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, and Jean Victor Nkolo, Spokesperson for the President of the General Assembly", "Soundscapes of Disaster and Humanitarianism: Survival Singing, Relief Telethons, and the Haiti Earthquake", "Haiti: bilancio del terremoto, 111.499 vittime", "Tremblements de terre en Haïti, mythe ou réalité ? We cannot accept that planes carrying lifesaving medical supplies and equipment continue to be turned away while our patients die. [268] Watchdog groups have criticized the reconstruction process saying that part of the problem is that charities spent a considerable amount of money on "soaring rents, board members' needs, overpriced supplies and imported personnel," the Miami Herald reported.