CBC documentary Haiti's Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake has won an International Emmy for best current affairs program.

The report, aired in August 2011 on Doc Zone, follows three children orphaned by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the caring adults seeking ways to help them.

It was one of two International Emmys presented Monday night by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York.

The other went to NHK for Great East Japan Earthquake Emergency News, the Japanese broadcaster’s coverage of the earthquake that struck Japan on March 21, 2011, and the devastating tsunami that followed.

It was the first win in news for NHK and the first in current affairs for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster.  

Nominees for 15 other International Emmy Award categories will be announced Oct. 8, at Mipcom in Cannes, France.