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Earthquake in Haiti

World Monuments Fund (WMF)mourns the lives lost following the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake which destroyed a large portion of Port-au-Prince, Leogane and other coastal cities, and damaged the historic city of Jacmel in the southern coast of Haiti.

The disaster destroyed major monuments of Port au Prince, including the National Palace, the Cathedral, several ministries, museums and churches, and caused damage to several Gingerbread Houses. The historic center of Jacmel, on the UNESCO Tentative List of World Heritage since 2004, was also affected by the impact.

As the people of Haiti recover from this catastrophe, WMF is committed to helping in recovery efforts, bringing our expertise in disaster response to this devastated country. We will be coordinating our work in Haiti with HELP (Haitian Education & Leadership Program), the group that nominated the Gingerbread Houses of Port-au-Prince to the 2010 Watch.

Please help us - even a small donation can go a long way! On our secure donation page, select Earthquake Recovery Fund in Haiti in the "Please use my donation" menu.