Haiti's plight has touched many in Africa.
The country's earthquake disaster claimed tens of thousands of lives and destroyed the little that remained of the Caribbean island's infrastructure.
On the Sunday after the earthquake, the BBC's Joshua Mmali in Uganda saw how the teaching of helping the needy was being followed by church go-ers in Kampala.
As the first black republic, Haiti has for many represented freedom and the struggle for independence; ideals which resonate strongly with the histories of many African countries, none more so than Liberia.
Founded by freed slaves from the US and Caribbean, Liberia has announced a financial aid package for Haiti.
The BBC's Hassan Arouni spoke to the country's foreign minister, Olubanke King Akerele.