Reference : V-P-HT-E-00680
Date : 2012
Country/Region : HAITI
Caption : Port-au-Prince. View of the physical rehabilitation centre run by the Healing Hands for Haiti International, which was completed in December 2011.
Photographer : HUMBERT, Alexander
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 11-01-2012, Operational Update

Haiti: improving conditions of detention

Two years after an earthquake devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, reconstruction is finally making progress there. The ICRC is working with the authorities to improve the living conditions of detainees and to rebuild a large limb-fitting and rehabilitation centre. Read on for the latest update on our activities in Haiti.


Physical rehabilitation centre rebuilt

In December 2011, after a year of hard work, the ICRC Special Fund for the Disabled – in conjunction with the Red Cross Societies of the United States, Australia and Norway – finished the large-scale task of reconstructing one of Haiti's main physical rehabilitation centres.

With the structure complete, workers can now set about installing electricity and plumbing, applying final floor- and wall-coverings, and then fitting out the interior.

This reconstruction project will enable some 1,000 people – largely victims of the 2010 earthquake – to receive limb-fitting services and physiotherapy. The centre, run by Healing Hands for Haiti International, will reopen in March 2012.


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