Haiti is haunted by poverty and natural disasters. Hilfswerk International is on site and has been providing assistance to the population for many years, especially for children who are particularly vulnerable due to the lack of health care. In addition to emergency aid after catastrophes such as earthquakes and hurricanes, we are strengthening health in our hospital in the North-West of the country.
Hilfswerk International has been supporting the population of Haiti since 2009. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Humans suffer particularly from malnutrition; half of all inhabitants are under-nourished! In addition, there is a high HIV infection rate; frequent cholera outbreaks, poverty and illiteracy are widespread.
Haiti has been hit by natural disasters twice in recent years. In 2010, an earthquake destroyed millions of lives, and in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew destroyed the dwellings, infrastructure and crops throughout the country.
Therefore, in the past, the assistance of Hilfswerk International has focused on measures related to disaster relief and reconstruction
- Mobile clinics for cholera prevention in remote regions have been provided
- The population was supported in the reconstruction of agriculture
- Protection and assistance was offered to the countless street children and orphans
- After the earthquake, a provisional school operation was made possible.
We are currently providing emergency aid for the victims of hurricane Matthew. In addition, since 2011, we have been strengthening health care in the North-West of the country through the newly built International Hospital in Saint-Louis-du-Nord.