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Why Haiti? Haiti is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, with over 96% of the population at risk. Haiti is also extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Concern has been working in Haiti since 1994, when we launched a response to Hurricane Gordon, and has since responded to over 10 major disasters in Haiti.
Needs and challenges in Haiti
With over 50 per cent of the population of 11 million people living in poverty, and 38% falling below the extreme poverty line of $2.15/day, Haiti continues to face daunting humanitarian and development challenges, including chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, low levels of education, poor sanitation, and inadequate infrastructure. For the first time, in 2022, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) stated that part of the Haitian population (19,000 people) was in a situation of famine.
These challenges are intensified and multiplied by the socio-political instability, the country’s extreme vulnerability to frequent natural disasters and to the effects of climate change and epidemics.
"Haiti may be defined by natural disaster, but our work goes beyond emergency response. It is the site of some of our most innovative programmes, particularly our urban programming. In the notoriously violent slum of Grand Ravine, teams are deeply embedded to ensure we reach the most vulnerable sections of the population and to help improve the living environment of neighbourhoods in the area."
We have four active partnerships with national organisations in Haiti. In 2022, over €500,000 were granted to these partners. Aside from registered organisations, we also collaborate with a number of community-based informal groups that take an active part in our programmes.
How we’re helping Haiti
Our response in Haiti has changed over the years, but our focus remains on improving living standards and economic status for the island nations's most vulnerable communities.
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