Haiti

Operating in Haiti since 2004, ACTED intervenes simultaneously in emergency in recovery and development. Interventions are focused in areas most affected by the recent crisis: Grand'Anse, South, South-East, Nippes, Centre and West departments. ACTED works in partnership with the REACH Initiative by IMPACT, international organisations and civil society organisations.

Mission context

Earthquakes, drought, hurricanes: Haiti’s geographical location and low response capacity make the country particularly vulnerable to climate change and frequent natural disasters, including earthquakes, droughts and hurricanes. Climate change is contributing to an increase in the frequency of disasters, with consequences lasting over time, in addition to a pre-existing situation of extreme poverty.

The country is experiencing a deep political and security crisis. President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in July 2021 and the temporary government is not unanimously accepted by the population. Poverty and corruption in the country have led to an escalation of violence. In Haiti, nearly 4.3 million people are food insecure, more than 300,000 children are unable to access functional schools, and more than 800,000 people were affected by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake on August 14, 2021.

ACTED in Haiti

198
staff
178 000
bénéficiaires
20
projets
1 073
tonnes de nourriture distribuée
16
Nombre d'infrastructure réhabilitées
15
nombre d'OSC bénéficiant d'un renforcement des capacités

The various natural disasters that regularly strike Haiti and the pauperization of the country due to its slow development, regularly interrupted and poorly supported by the government creates a complex context in which nearly 98% of the population is constantly exposed to the risks of disasters. The cyclical nature of Haiti’s crises pushes the humanitarian response towards a NEXUS approach. Indeed, the response to urgent needs in terms of food and nutrition insecurity, water, hygiene and sanitation, shelter, economic resilience and education must be done through a long-term approach that integrates disaster risk reduction within each activity.

ACTED and its partners are positioned at the heart of this approach by implementing disaster risk reduction projects, emergency response projects and civil society support projects. This holistic approach aims to ensure that the challenges faced by Haiti are addressed in a comprehensive manner.

Emergency food distribution following the 14th August earthquake in Cavaillon, South department – September 2021 – Funded by World Food Program

3Zero in Haiti

ACTED supports the feminist organizations of the Haitian civil society. This capacity building is done through ACTED’s Grassroot Organization Capacity Assessment (GOCA) tool. This tool allows ACTED to identify the training needs of CSOs and to provide specific answers for each organization. Then, these organizations are accompanied in the implementation of projects that fall within their mandates. ACTED aims to reinforce not only the capacities of CSOs but also to reinforce the capacities to fight for women’s rights, equality and the place and role of women in the Haitian society in general.

Capacity building session with members of feminists civil society organization in Port-au-Prince – October 2021 – Funded by the French Embassy
Views of Anse d’Hainault, Grand’Anse department, strongly impacted by food insecurity and where ACTED is the only international NGO with a country office – April 2019
Views of Anse d’Hainault, Grand’Anse department, strongly impacted by food insecurity and where ACTED is the only international NGO with a country office – April 2019
Training on the "Puberty" lesson of a WASH In Schools project– 2021 – UNICEF funded project

Video UNICEF Haiti – Combatting cholera in Haiti: home straight

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His name: Vibrio cholerae. Its victims: Haiti and its inhabitants. Since October 2010, the epidemic is rife. Nearly 10,000 people died, and 820,300 people affected by cholera-like diarrhea. Today, in most parts of the country, cholera is being defeated. There are still some suspect cases of cholera in the hard-to-reach areas of the Center and Artibonite departments. But even there, the diarrheal disease is about to be eliminated. No cholera case has been confirmed since February 4, 2019.

Baseline Report

December 2021

Emergency and early recovery assistance to vulnerable populations affected by the earthquake in southwest Haiti
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Current projects

Strenghening disaster prepardness through the establismhment of rapide assessment capacity and multi-risk analysis

Multi-sectoral realization of needs (MSNA)

Conducting a multi-sectoral needs assessment (MSNA)

Construction of Canteen Modules

Acceleration of access to water and sanitation for all – Centre Department and Metropolitan Area of Port-au-Prince

Acceleration of access to water and sanitation for all – Centre Department and Metropolitan Area of Port-au-Prince

Territorial assessment of capacity, vulnerability and accountability in areas affected by the earthquake of August 2021

Emergency response to the earthquake (August 14, 2021)

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Sanitary cord, distribution of cholera kits (soaps, aquatabs, buckets) and awareness of best hygiene practices as part of an intervention by the cholera emergency team in the commune of Torbeck, Les Cayes, Sud
©Pierre Duyckaerts for ACTED Haiti
©Bruno Fert for ACTED Haiti
©Pierre Duyckaerts for ACTED Haiti
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Post-Hurricane Matthew Field Flooding - Jérémie-Dame Marie Road, 2016
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Identification of suspected cholera cases in the cholera unit of the Les Cayes health centre, rehabilitated by ACTED, Les Cayes, Sud
Identification of suspected cases of cholera, Centre de santé de la commune des Irois, Grand'Anse
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Distribution of food rations to families affected by Hurricane Matthew, Matador, Irois commune, 2016
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Water point built at the entrance to the commune of Dame-Marie (Grand'Anse) to facilitate access to drinking water and prevent the spread of cholera, 2016
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Disinfection of sensitive areas during the intervention of an emergency cholera team in the commune of Torbeck (Les Cayes, Sud), in partnership with Médecins du Monde