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Haiti

Emergency assistance and reconstruction

Brief information on Haiti

Help has been active in Haiti since 2010 and supported 76,000 people last year with three projects in the areas of disaster aid, securing food supplies and water. We are currently involved in helping the victims of Hurricane Matthew, providing water, food and medical care.

"I am so happy that my husband and I were able to move into the new house from Help with our six children. Finally we have a proper home again and a safe place to sleep. The children are particularly excited about the new home."  Exianne Jean, 33 years old
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What is the situation like in Haiti?

Rescunstruction operation after the earthquake in Haiti
1,5 Million people were left homeless through the earthquake©ADH/Freccia

Disastrous destruction after serious earthquake

On 12 January 2010 a serious earthquake struck Haiti. 300,000 people lost their lives, hundreds of thousands were injured and 1.5 million people were made homeless. The earthquake not only left great devastation behind it, but also brought the country's infrastructure to a complete standstill. 

Despite the positive developments during the last few years, structural weaknesses and insufficient infrastructure continue to hinder work in the project region. The political instability in particular also makes the current situation more difficult. Haiti was already the poorest country in the western hemisphere before the earthquake and remains so today.

The food situation is still critical in many regions.  Repeated tropical storms such as Hurricane Sandy in 2012 destroy agricultural land.

How is Help helping in Haiti?

Support the reconstruction of Haiti trough trainings
Craftsmen get a training and education about earthquake-proof building

Donors and partners: ADH (Aktion Deutschland Hilft), DWHH (Welthungerhilfe), EuropeAid, LCIF (Lions Club Haiti)

Long-term reconstruction and sustainable improvement in living conditions

After the devastating earthquake Help supported 60,000 people with medical staff and supplies of medicines during the first stage of emergency aid. We already became involved in the long-term reconstruction of the country at an early stage. Our aim was to improve the living conditions of the population in the long term.

In 2015 the focus of our work was on the following areas:

  • Campaign to build earthquake-proof homes
  • Training skilled craftsmen
  • Supporting small companies to produce and supply building materials
  • Erecting bank reinforcements against increasing storm tides during the rainy season 
  • Improving access to drinking water
  • Sustainable expansion and repair of roads
  • Strengthening the municipal structures and the local authorities
Support children in Haiti with donations

 

Donate for Haiti

 

€ 100 make a valuable contribution to our project to build simple houses.

IBAN: DE47 3708 0040 0240 0030 00
BIC: DRES DE FF 370

 


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Contact

Marion Gnanko
Do you have any questions about our work in Haiti?
Marion Gnanko
will be happy to help you:
+49(0)228 91529-35
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