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: On the road, sharing good news about Haiti October 11, 2010
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 September 28, 2010
Campaigning is starting to get underway in Haiti, two months before the Presidential election scheduled on November 28.
Haiti: Peace Day in Haiti September 24, 2010
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 September 22, 2010
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! September 19, 2010
It's been two months since I was last in Haiti.
Haiti: Healing, helping and hoping for Haiti September 17, 2010
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 September 16, 2010
Haiti: What "Back to School" will mean for kids in Haiti September 8, 2010
Haiti: Bringing food to Haiti's hungry families August 13, 2010
Families in Haiti’s Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite have been going hungry – not because food is not available, but because they cannot afford it.
Haiti: Taking lessons learned from Nepal to Haiti July 18, 2010
In late April of this year, fresh on the job managing Mercy Corps’ cash-for-work program in Port-au-Prince, Kristina Carvonis was asked to go to Nepal.