Transition from emergency assistance to long-term support that helps rural communities, entrepreneurs and youth to build a stronger, more self-sufficient 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 harmed 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 and temporary jobs immediately after the January 2010 earthquake
- Economic opportunity: Helping women start small businesses to support their families — and protecting them from future disasters with affordable microinsurance
- Agriculture & Food: Boosting farmers' harvests and helping rural communities organise for improved production
- Environment: Promoting sustainable land use practices and establishing alternative fuel sources that provide jobs
- Children & Youth: Using football to teach leadership, gender awareness, conflict resolution skills and HIV/AIDS prevention education
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Haiti: Moving Forward through sports in Haiti October 29, 2010
Guivens Cemervil (at the head of the table) trains local youth workers in the Moving Forward sports programme in Port-au-Prince in July. Mercy Corps has trained 55 mentors from 23 local organisations to hold their own sports programmes for six months.
Haiti: Getting the word out on cholera October 29, 2010
For the last two days I've been out with Mercy Corps' Haiti team, which has been visiting communities in both Port-au-Prince and the Centre Department to ensure they have the information they need about cholera: how to prevent it and treat it.
Haiti: Ready, Steady, Yo! October 28, 2010
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 October 26, 2010
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 October 25, 2010
I arrived to Haiti last week in time to see another emergency unfold: people dying with symptoms that pointed to cholera — diarrhoea and vomiting leading to severe dehydration.
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.