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Haitian children attend a makeshift school. Haitian children attend a makeshift school. (Credit: Kena Betancur/Reuters)

SPECIAL REPORT: HAITI

More than one million people were left homeless by the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12. Relief workers from the U.S. and around the world have been working tirelessly to help bring food, water, shelter, and medical care to the many thousands who are suffering in the wake of the disaster. Recovery of the nation's people and its infrastructure will take years.

In this Scholastic News Online Special Report, you will find resources including articles about the earthquake, its aftermath, and how kids can help, as well as maps, photographs, and background information about Haiti. Check back for updates about ongoing relief and recovery efforts.

Articles

Disease Breaks Out in Haiti
Disease Breaks Out in Haiti
by Laura Leigh Davidson
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The people of Haiti face yet another challenge after an earthquake left much of the country in ruins last January. A deadly disease called cholera is now spreading throughout the country.
Back to School in Haiti
Back to School in Haiti
by Laura Leigh Davidson
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After almost three months away from school, children in Haiti are going back to class. Students there have been away from classes because their schools were destroyed in a powerful earthquake that struck the Caribbean nation earlier this year.
Kids Helping Haiti
Kids Helping Haiti
by Jill Lederman
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Experts say the best way to help earthquake victims in Haiti is to donate money to groups carrying out relief efforts. Kids across America are doing their part by teaming up to raise money.
Disaster in Haiti
Disaster in Haiti
by Jill Lederman
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People in the nation of Haiti are struggling to recover after a powerful earthquake caused massive destruction there. Tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean nation were killed, and many more were injured.
About Haiti
About Haiti
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An article from The New Book of Knowledge about the nation of Haiti.

Resources

Haiti: After the Earthquake
Haiti: After the Earthquake
Scholastic News Online | A slide show highlighting relief efforts in Haiti after the earthquake in January 2010
Crisis in Haiti
Crisis in Haiti
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | This is a collection of reports from the Scholastic Kids Press Corps about what is going on in Haiti since an earthquake hit the island nation, and how kids can help in the recovery.
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