Haiti: two years on

Tomorrow is the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake of 2010.  I’ve been working with a Sheffield-based musician Paul Bell on something that’ll be released tomorrow to help raise awareness and money for people in Haiti. And we’ll be on BBC Radio Sheffield at around 11.20 am to talk about that together.

Collapsed supermarket, Port au Prince :: March 2010 :: photo copyright: Richard Hanson :: shot for Tearfund

I’m thinking of my friends in Haiti at the moment, and praying for them too.  It’s a year since I was last there, and I’m thinking a lot about the country and it’s future today.

Here’s some simple portraits of three of the people who I’ve spent time with over the past couple of years.

Jeneuse with the first new pair of red shoes she's bought since the earthquake :: July 2010 :: Port au Prince :: Photo copyright: Richard Hanson :: shot for Tearfund

Quinet in front of his home where his wife and daughter died :: March 2010 :: Port au Prince :: photo copyright: Richard Hanson :: shot for Tearfund

Evelyn, who survived three days of being buried after the earthquake, with her grandmother :: Port au Prince :: July 2010 :: photo copyright: Richard Hanson :: shot for Tearfund

If you want to support the work of an organisation that is having an impact in Haiti, do give to Tearfund.  If you’re interested in supporting disaster relief in general, the DEC respond to every major disaster, and distribute the money to the organisations best placed to use it well.

Richard Hanson