Transition from emergency assistance to long-term support that helps rural communities, entrepreneurs and youth to build a stronger, more resilient country.
The January 2010 earthquake dealt a tragic blow to a country where 55 percent of the population already lived below a poverty line of $1 a day. Still struggling to rebuild, many families have no means to support themselves. Harmful environmental practices have also damaged the country's vital agricultural land, decreasing production and leading to increased food insecurity.
- Emergency response: Reached more than 1 million people with emergency supplies, clean water, cholera prevention, psycho-social support and temporary jobs immediately after the January 2010 earthquake
- Economic opportunity: Increasing incomes for vulnerable families and young people by helping them start businesses, get vocational training, access savings and loan associations, and connect with larger markets for their products
- Agriculture & Food: Promoting conservation farming techniques and helping farmers diversify their gardens with high-value crops to increase profits and build food security
- Environment: Promoting clean energy technologies and land conservation in rural communities to rehabilitate degraded land, maintain fertile soil and reduce damage from natural disasters
- Disaster preparedness: Training local risk management committees to better identify risk and manage emergency response needs
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Haiti: Ready, Steady, Yo!
Over the weekend of October 16, the third annual “Artisans en Fête” (Artisans Festival) took place in Port-au-Prince. The two-day fair attracted more than 200 artisans that came from all corners of Haiti, presenting wares such as arts, crafts, regional beverages, foods and clothing.
Haiti: Celebrating a success in Haiti
In Haiti, as might be expected, nothing ever comes easy. Here, the simplest of activities become a challenge and the best laid plans can go awry, which means that introducing something new and different can take on a whole new degree of uncertainty.
Haiti: A new Haiti emergency: Cholera
I arrived to Haiti last week in time to see another emergency unfold: people dying with symptoms that pointed to cholera — diarrhea and vomiting leading to severe dehydration.
Haiti: On the road, sharing good news about Haiti
For the past two weeks or so, I’ve been on the road between New York and Washington, DC, attending meetings, conferences and learning events, as well as spending time with our partners and key Mercy Corps staff.
Haiti: Campaigning for a new Haiti
Campaigning is starting to get underway in Haiti, two months before the Presidential election scheduled on November 28.
Haiti: Peace Day in Haiti
For the past few years, Mercy Corps has been taking part in a campaign to raise awareness of the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, through sports activities.
Haiti: More to Haiti than an earthquake
Today, I really just wanted to show you these images from the Central Plateau. This hilltop was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I felt so fortunate to be in this land.
Haiti: It's a privilege to own a tap-tap!
It's been two months since I was last in Haiti.
Haiti: Healing, helping and hoping for Haiti
Inspired by Mercy Corps' tireless efforts, I ended my last blog wondering what more I could do with my time, resources and talents to help Haiti? Sometimes, fate has a way of answering our questions…
Haiti: A psychologist's perspective on Port-au-Prince