Type of intervention
- Nutrition, health, mental health and Care practices
- Food security and livelihoods
- Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Places of interventions
- Port-au-Prince (capital)
- Artibonite (Gonaïves & Port-de-Paix)
Haiti has made remarkable progress since the many shocks experienced by the country during the course of recent years: 94% of the population displaced following the earthquake in 2010 have left the camps (as at December 2014); concerted Haitian and international efforts have been successful in making a significant reduction in the number of deaths from cholera. The number of cases in 2014 was reduced by 53% compared with the same period the previous year.
However, many challenges still remain :
- In December 2014, 62,637 people are still displaced. 5,939 displaced families risk being forcibly moved on
- An estimated 605,000 people face serious food insecurity : 165,000 people are affected by severe acute food insecurity and 440,000 people face serious chronic food insecurity.
- One person in two has no access to adequate sanitation. In rural areas, only 18% of Haitians have access to improved sanitation.
Key figures of the country
- Number of beneficiaries : 310 051
- Population : 9,7 millions d’habitants
- Life expectancy : 62,1 ans
- Human Development Indicator: 158/187
- PIB/inhabitant : 671$
Sources : Banque mondiale, PNUD
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Food security and livelihoods
In the North-West department, the emergency drought response programme made it possible to improve food security for 4810 vulnerable households through distribution of food coupons, and for 6052 families, their income and agricultural infrastructures were improved through cash for work activities.
In the strategy for response to structural causes, the year 2014 marked the launch of the Kore Lavi programme. For a period of four years (2014-2017), this programme, led jointly by CARE and the WHO, aims to reinforce social protection by setting up a safety net through the Ministry of Social Affairs and Work (MAST) to combat chronic food insecurity, while promoting the consumption and purchase of local agricultural products. The first few months of Kore Lavi activities focussed on establishing programme governance and its adoption by agency partners. In 2014, almost 110,000 people were able to benefit from social assistance in the form of food coupons and/or activities to prevent malnutrition.
Nutrition, health and care practices
As part of the Kore Lavi programme, ACF also works in nutrition and health sectors in the Artibonite and North-West departments. The Kore Lavi maternal and infant health and nutrition component is designed to improve nutritional status and to reinforce the quality of nutritional care for women during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for the children.
With this in mind, Kore Lavi is working with communities in order to pass on the message of adopting adequate nutritional practices and to improve knowledge on health and nutrition. In addition, Kore Lavi is working with the Ministry of Health (MSPP) to improve health and nutrition services and to strengthen links between households and health care facilities.
Water, hygiene and sanitation
6600 households have been directly affected by activities to improve access to drinking water carried out in Port-au-Prince in Artibonite and North-West departments. In addition, in a rapid targeted response to cholera outbreaks in Artibonite and North-West, 40,593 households received hygiene kits, enabling family members to drink clean water and to practice adequate daily hygiene (hand-washing….). 151,740 individuals also benefitted from awareness sessions promoting hygiene. ACF provides equipment and carries out work to improve hygiene for thirty cholera care centres in the two departments.
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