What we are doing
Present in Haiti for more than 30 years, our team in Haiti has been both responding to numerous natural disasters and implementing development programmes.
In 2016, we responded immediately to the hurricane by setting up emergency water points and building latrines as floodwaters and heavy rains contribute to deadly waterborne diseases such as cholera. We also organised emergency food distributions to families affected by this devastating crisis. Two years after the hurricane, more than half of Haiti’s total population is still in urgent need of access to basic services. We are still helping the most vulnerable communities recover.
Since the hurricane our teams have implemented the following programmes:
- Screening and treating children for malnutrition
- Supporting mothers and lactating women by distributing preventive rations and food vouchers
- Implementing educational programmes to raise awareness of the importance of nutritious food
- Supporting the Ministry of Health to improve the country’s health centres
- Implementing "Cash for Work" activities programmes to improve families' income
- Distributing food vouchers for those most in need
- Implementing technical training for farmers to improve and optimise crops
- Improving access to water, hygiene and sanitation as well as a project to promote good hygiene practices