The resurgence of cholera in some of the world’s hunger hotspots, including Haiti, Syria, Pakistan, South Sudan and Afghanistan, is threatening the lives of millions of already vulnerable people.
History of CARE International's work in Haiti
CARE International opened an office in Haiti in 1954. For more than 60 years, we have been actively working to tackle the root causes of poverty. We have also assisted those who have been affected by the frequent natural disasters that Haiti has experienced over the years.
What CARE International does in Haiti
CARE International partners with families, communities, and the government to support sustainable development and improve the quality of life.
CARE Haiti concentrates on programs in the areas of:
- Economic and food security targeting women and youth
- Water and sanitation
- Basic education
- Psychosocial support for survivors of gender-based violence
- Inclusive and accountable governance
- Disaster risk reduction and resilience to the climate emergency
CARE Haiti aims to provide immediate assistance as well as support long-term recovery by sharing capacity and resources with Haitian organizations.
In January 2010, CARE International supported people in Léogâne and Port-au-Prince who were affected by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. We provided access to safe water and sanitation and decent housing, working to improve community skills in building sturdier structures.
Following the cholera outbreak in October 2010, CARE Haiti has been active in rural areas to spread prevention messages, improve safe water supplies, and support medical facilities with essential materials.
Since 2020, CARE Haiti has been responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in mostly urban areas of the country by providing cash and voucher assistance, access to clean water and sanitation, and mass communications that encourage people to get vaccinated.
In August 2021, CARE Haiti supported people in Grande Anse who were affected by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and Tropical Depression Grace. CARE Haiti provided shelter, food and nutrition security, water, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as support through awareness campaigns on gender-based violence and protection.