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Providing travel care for those who serve a country in pain

On Tuesday 12 January 2010, between 100.000 and 160.000 people were killed during the 2010 Haiti earthquake. This natural disaster of enormous proportions caused major damage in Port-au-Prince, Jacmel and other settlements in the region. Notable landmark buildings were either significantly damaged or destroyed, including the Presidential Palace, the National Assembly building, the Port-au-Prince Cathedra, and the airport. Many countries were pledging funds and dispatching rescue and medical teams, and the airport was of vital importance in this.

Raptim employee Sabrina Pabois, working at our Paris office, had two rescue teams ready to fly to Haiti. However, the destroyed airport became a massive obstacle. She faced a very complex problem, but still managed to get the rescue teams to Haiti. This was possible because she let them travel via the French Antilles.

Six years after the earthquake and the damage is still visible in the afflicted region. More than 1 million people were left homeless. They had to sleep in improvised tents crafted out of a tarp, cardboard or tin. Many of them are still struggling; afflicted by hunger and suffering from diseases. The country is, even to date, in pain. Haiti's government is only able to contribute a portion of the funds needed to rebuild the houses, leading to protests from the angry residents.

Our work is based on five key values: respect, responsibility, expertise, compassion and service. We keep these values in mind at every action we undertake. As a humanitarian travel company, we always strive to serve those who serve the world at the very best of our abilities. Helping them reach vulnerable locations that need help. Watch our company video to learn more about our values and beliefs.

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