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Water Is Essential to Haiti Recovery

By Kim Pozniak

On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shattered Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Most of the city's water infrastructure was destroyed, leaving millions without clean water for their daily needs. CRS immediately sprang into action, delivering food, water and emergency shelter, and using a variety of ways to provide clean drinking water and improve sanitation throughout a number of camps.

Learn more about CRS' response to the earthquake in Haiti.

Kim Pozniak is a communications officer for CRS based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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