Kim Kardashian Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Two Years Photos

Today marks the two year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which killed more than 316,000 people and left 1.5 million people without homes. It is so hard for us to imagining waking up one day to find everything we own destroyed, everything we know turned upside down, our loved ones taken away in the blink of an eye. But this was the reality for thousands of Haitian people, who had little time to grieve their losses and bravely started rebuilding their world.

In December Maria Bello invited my mom and I out to Haiti to meet the amazing people who have made so much progress since the earthquake. I was amazed and inspired by how upbeat and strong the women I met were, despite everything they had been through. They took it upon themselves to start re-growing their economy and helping others do the same, and I have so much admiration for these women.

But even though they have come so far, there is still a long way to go. Half a million people are still homeless, living in temporary camps, and I think it’s important that we keep spreading awareness and raising funds for the continued rebuilding of Haiti. It’s easy to throw the newspaper away or click away from this blog post and forget, but please let’s all spare a thought for the people of Haiti today and help in any way we can.

Thank you to We Advance and all of the organizations who work so hard to help rebuild Haiti. I was touched by the incredible people I met in Haiti, and thank them all for their warmth and hospitality and I pray for their continued strength and growth. Xo

To find out how you can help the people of Haiti, check out this list of organizations and charities involved in the relief efforts.

Photos from Getty Images

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Comments (30)

  1. ♥Farzeen♥  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    you being there is awesome. you are so lucky to have had an opportunity of a life time. i wish i could have gone and done something like you to help them.

    • .:: ♥ ♥ Mara ♥ ♥ ::.  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

      Wow! Sooo sad, but yet again so good because a person like you that have feelings was there to help them out! Keep up the good work Kimmie, love you!!! xo

      • ba.hoops25  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

        Hi Kim !
        Wow this is truly just amazing ! May God help the people get back on their feet again!

        • Charlyn Sanabria  |   Posted on Jan 14th, 2012

          if I remember what a tragedy, what hurts most is that it is a poor town! and truth that will heal many wounds bed, god help you overcome

    • ashleyforreal  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

      You could have done more Kimmie………..I think you waited too long because you’re reputation was in question.

      You should have give back to those less fortunate much faster than you did!

      I will give you credit for “trying:, point is….You really didn’t help them out…..soooo sad!

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    • anita 22  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

      Thank you for sharing your story,,,thank you for being such an amazing person…love you

    • babydoll7  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

      Kim, thank you for bringing this to our attention. I wish we all had the opportunity to visit Haiti to see first hand the devestation. Maybe others would give greater attention to the help still needed there. I’m glad you visited, as a voice for all of us who share your thoughts and feelings on the matter.

  2. amydugan1  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    Thanks to the collective hard work of the Haitian government, the Haitian people, and the international community 5 million cubic meters of debris have been removed, over 1 million people have been relocated, and more than 600 schools have been rebuilt or repaired.

    View the Clinton Foundation’s and our partner’s ongoing efforts to rebuild Haiti: http://adugan-billclintonblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/bill-clinton-comments-on-haiti.html

  3. www.kardashianfann1.blogspot.com  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    hi kim!!!!. I have a blog of you,well of your family because I am your fan n 1!!!!(i think).
    so here is my blog: http://www.kardashianfann1.blogspot.com
    oh! and it is in spanish because i am of argentina.Sorry!!!.
    i wish i coud meet you.
    xoxoxo
    and in english in http://lovekardashiansn1e.blogspot.com/

  4. Kardashian Nation  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    prayers for Haiti….your so amazing at everything u do Kim! love you!

  5. regine81  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    Nice of you to say something. I have to correct you, they did not wake up to see everything destroyed. They lived through every second of that earthquake and watched their lives being destroyed. My cousin who barely made it out with her 1 year old son(who was sleeping in his crib as their house started to crumble around them). My mother who barely made it off the road, my grandmother who had to be rushed out of my house because she had a leg cast at the time. And my friend and her husband who didn’t get a chance to make it out in time before carribean supermarket collapsed crushing them; leaving behind their 5 month old daughter. I can barely write this cause my eyes are filling up with tears as i’m reliving every second of that day. I flew there 2 weeks later to bury my grandmother. it was so much worse than what was shown on the news. I even left my greiving family for a while so i can go out and give out meds,aid kits and blankets that i had brought with me to people in my neighborhood.
    There is a very long road ahead for us and I know we will get there. We will rebuild. My question to you is: where were you 2 years ago and why do you care now?( I think I actually deserve an answer, although I probably won’t get one) I love my country too much and I can’t have people take advantage of our situation. I can not stand that. So please,do this because you genuinely want to help.

    • stxchic  |   Posted on Jan 13th, 2012

      My prayers are with the people of Haiti. Kim did bring awareness of the charity WeAdvance and certainly promoted more donations which can only help. Although alot of positive things have happened, just read that progress is way too slow and only a small portion of the billions donated to help this country have been spent. Why, I dont know. LoveAChild.com is also a very good charity to donate to.

    • bossladycool  |   Posted on Jan 19th, 2012

      @regine81…. I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with your family. I agree with you wanting answers from Kim but do not hold your breathe. If Kim and her family were TRUE humanitarian they would have supported relief efforts 2 years ago. Unfortunately THIS family is ALL about themselves and are taking advantage of ANY situation that brings attention to themselves. There were TRUE celebrities who went over to Haiti to provide support….yet KIM waits until her reputation is in jeopardy to SHOW UP! I applaud you for STANDING up and demanding answers! God Bless You & Your Family

  6. ramses  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    Kim
    Zak FAIZ

  7. ramses  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    C’est beau Haïti
    Zak FAIZ

  8. Prince Jarvis  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    My prayers are with the people of Haiti. Kim, you are so amazing for taking time out of your busy schedule to go take part in helping rebuild and enpower the people of Haiti. Good deeds are never lost or forgotten!!!!!! Love you!!!!! xoxo

  9. meg12345  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    It’s so nice that you care about the people in Haiti! You are a real person and a wonderful role model!

  10. kkzthebest!  |   Posted on Jan 12th, 2012

    I wish I could go there, but I’m way too susceptible to diseases to be able to go…the immunizations you have to get before you go aren’t strong enough for me, my doctors have mentioned…which sucks. Glad you had a great time there though! It’s always inspiring to do mission work! :-)

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