In 2018, Haiti suffered a period of severe drought, floods and an earthquake, at a time the country is still facing epidemics of cholera, diphtheria and malaria, a migration crisis with the voluntary or forced displacement of Haitian populations from the Dominican Republic or other countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region, and recurrent protection problems.
In fiscal year 2013, the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Food for Peace (FFP) awarded funding to CARE International and its partners, Action Contre La Faim International (ACF) and the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), to implement a Title II development food assistance program in Haiti.1 The four-year Kore Lavi Program directly supports the Government of Haiti’s (GOH) social protection efforts
Haiti is one of the least developed countries in the world and has faced many challenges in its development process due to its vulnerability to natural disasters and fragility. The frequent natural disasters are particularly devastating because they directly affect the large share of the population that lives in rural areas and depends on agriculture as a primary livelihood source.
This report provides an integrated multi-sector analysis for ten communes in the southwest coast of the South Department of Haiti, designed to serve as a baseline for a larger ongoing monitoring platform. The new data contained within this study is meant to inform decision-makers, guide policymakers and support ongoing project design.
The CFSVA is rapidly evolving into an appropriate information source for a broad range of WFP program and advocacy information requirements. Programming goals for WFP reflecting the changing environment for food-resourced programming and increased experience using the livelihood framework clearly demonstrate that food programs are better designed and more appropriately implemented when focused on reducing vulnerability.
Haiti declared itself an independent nation-state in 1804, following a path traced by the United States of America 28 years earlier in a hemisphere that European colonists dubbed the “New World.” The time gap between Haitian and American independence around the turn of the nineteenth century is no less significant than the approximately 1000 km separating the two countries at the approach of the twenty-first century.
The Haiti National Nutrition Survey, conducted during June-September 1978, quantified the magnitude and distribution of malnutrition in young children and their mothers. Ofthe 5353preschool children surveyed, 6.0% were severely wasted (less than 80%of the reference median weight-for-height). Stunting (less than 90% of the reference median height-for-age) was most prevalent in the 48-59-month age group. Over 40% of the children in this group were stunted.