The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about relief.

UN Rolls Out Aid Package for Cholera-Hit Haiti

Haiti's cholera epidemic started in 2010 and has and killed more than 10,000 people and affected 700,000. AFP/File / by André VIOLLAZ

submitted by Mike Perrett - AFP - by André VIOLLAZ - September 29, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) (AFP) - The United Nations will mobilize $181 million to shore up the emergency response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and at least an equal amount for the victims and their families, a senior UN official says.

Haiti Communitere - Promo Video - Haiti Communitere (HC) is a Haitian based organization that strives for Haitian and International groups to operate as a community, thus increasing capacity and streamlining logistical operations. HC partners operate in a shared overhead environment, thus allowing their focus of operations to remain project based.

Social Suffering in Soleil

Baby Boy (Photo by John Carroll) - by John A. Carroll, MD - - February 13, 2014

. . So what happened here? Didn’t you hear that things are going much better in Haiti now? I read it in the news. . .

We won’t be able to go to Soleil tomorrow. Too much shooting. Gangs against gangs and then the police come and shoot too. My driver Djongo does not play. He grew up in Soleil.

UN Emergency Fund Allocates Extra $1.5 Million for Cholera Response in Haiti

At a camp for displaced persons in Port au Prince, Haiti, residents get bleach and water purification tablets which are used in cholera prevention. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi

18 July 2013 – The United Nations emergency relief fund will allocate an additional $1.5 million to the cholera response in Haiti, at a time when cases are set to rise due to the rainy season.

USAID Infrastructure Projects Have Had Mixed Results and Face Sustainability Challenges - June 18, 2013

What GAO Found

CEPR Report - Breaking Open the Black Box: Increasing Aid Transparency and Accountability in Haiti - April 2013, Jake Johnston and Alexander Main

Miss World Mission to Haiti

submitted by Ted Kaplan - March 11, 2013

Project Hispaniola (Formerly Known as Project Haiti)

submitted by Albert Gomez

OCHA - Haiti - Humanitarian Bulletin (September 2012)


· Return and resettlement programs continue and contribute significantly to the reduction of the number of displaced persons in the camps

· Cholera - some departments face inadequate infrastructure for the management of new cases.

· Rain destroys 300 houses in Anse-à-Galets

· Crop losses estimated at $84,239,782.84; growing vulnerability of poor households in several departments of the country.

CLICK ON LINK BELOW - OCHA - Haiti - Humanitarian Bulletin (September 2012)

World Bank 2013/14 strategy for Haiti focuses on reconstruction and capacity building - September 28th, 2012

On Thursday, the World Bank’s board of directors endorsed a new two-year strategy for Haiti that will continue to reduce the population’s vulnerability to disasters, provide 1.5 million people with cholera education, prevention and treatment, and support the repair and reconstruction of houses so that 45,000 people can return to safe homes. The strategy will also improve access to electricity for 600,000 people and finance tuition of 100,000 children per year.

In response to the earthquake, donors allocated US$500 million from the International Development Association’s (IDA) Crisis Response Window to Haiti for the period of 2012-14.


New Roadmap for NGOs in Haiti Aims to “Weed Out Bad Apples”

The Haitian government and international agencies are ramping up their efforts to relocate the people still living in camps across Haiti after the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. A worker clears rubble at a construction site in Port-au-Prince on Sep. 7, 2012. Credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

submitted by Ted Kaplan - by Becky Bergdahl

Rethinking Humanitarian Relief: Sourcing Locally Before Disaster Strikes

submitted by Albert Gomez - by Rosie Spinks - September 6, 2012

When disaster strikes a place like Haiti, Somalia, or Indonesia, the response in the developed world usually follows a similar trajectory: massive aid appeal from local NGOs supported by celebrity faces, a large influx of funds from reliably generous Americans, and an eventual petering out of urgent media coverage in the ensuing weeks.

OCHA - Haiti - Tropical Storm Isaac Aftermath - OCHA - Situation Report No.03 - August 26, 2012


· The red alert has been lifted by the GoH but the risk of flooding and landslides remains high.

· NFI and food rations were distributed to several thousand people today.

· Thousands of evacuees are being assisted to return to their homes.

· Multi-sectoral assessments ongoing throughout the country.

· Reports of damage to the agriculture sector have increased.

Interview with Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti

Nigel Fisher, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

UN News Centre - May 3, 2012

While the overall humanitarian situation has improved, funding for relief work has fallen, leading to some concerns about the ability of the humanitarian community to fully provide frontline services for those in need.

Roots of Development’s 4th Annual D.C. Fundraiser: A Taste of Haiti!

Haiti Begins Cash Transfer Social Program

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe
Photo -

submitted by Gigi Pomerantz

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government has launched a program that uses mobile phones to transfer cash credits to mothers who keep their children in school.

Cannes to Honor Sean Penn's Haiti Efforts

Photo: Flickr/Creative Commons

Festival will host a gala fund-raising event to help three charities making a difference for the Haitian people, including Penn's group. - by Michael d'Estries - May 7, 2012

For the second year in a row, Sean Penn will look to the generous crowds in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival to help raise hope for the earthquake-devastated people of Haiti.

Haiti Communitere

Haiti Communitere Sustainability Resource Center

The Haiti Communitere Sustainability Resource Center (HCSRC) is the collaborative efforts of our partner networks. The HCSRC is a place that fosters creativity and connectivity while inspiring the Haitian and International development efforts.

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