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: 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 programme in Port-au-Prince, Kristina Carvonis was asked to go to Nepal.
Haiti: Photos from a busy day in Port-au-Prince July 16, 2010
Every day is a busy one for our team here, but today seemed especially so.
Haiti: Building capacity in Haiti, one community at a time July 15, 2010
"Haiti needs everything," declared Mark L. Schneider, senior vice president of the nonprofit International Crisis Group, during a visit to the Mercy Corps Action Centre in Portland last month.
Haiti: Moving forward in Haiti July 11, 2010
Haiti: Clearing the rubble in Haiti July 11, 2010
It’s my second trip to Haiti, and I’ve been especially vigilant this week in Port-au-Prince to discern signs of progress. I know that people back home will want to know: Is rebuilding happening?
Haiti: Voices of hope and resolve July 2, 2010
One of the first groups that Mercy Corps assisted in the Central Plateau was displaced students who left Port-au-Prince after their universities collapsed.