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11 Oct 2016 description

Countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/ OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/ FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural disasters in the region.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

Roughly 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 per day), predominantly in rural areas. The economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, which has languished in the face of growing rural population pressures, recurrent natural calamities, adverse climate change, and a lack of access to modern technology in the absence of a functional agricultural extension service. Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index.

08 Jan 2016 description

Background

A longstanding challenge in Haiti, the deficit of adequate, affordable housing was significantly exacerbated by the 2010 earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has played a critical role in the housing and settlements sector in Haiti both during the immediate response to the 2010 earthquake and now as Haiti works to rebuild. Having shifted gears from essential emergency relief to long-term development, USAID is now concentrating on finding solutions to barriers for adequate supply of affordable housing stock in the country.

14 Oct 2015 description

Our oceans, atmosphere and land are intricately connected. When the balance of one changes, it affects the others.

28 Jan 2015 description

Five years after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Haiti has transitioned to a period of long-term development. With the help of the international community, Haiti has made significant advances. The U.S. post-earthquake strategy for Haiti focuses on four sector pillars designed to catalyze economic growth and build long-term stability. Carried out by a range of U.S. departments and agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S.

16 Apr 2014 description

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

Haiti has a vast need for permanent shelter. Haiti’s housing sector sustained roughly 40 percent of the damage caused by the January 2010 earthquake, according to the government’s initial needs assessment. The quake destroyed about 105,000 homes and severely damaged more than 208,000.

15 Nov 2013 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. Some countries have also suffered civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts.

23 Sep 2013 description

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, the USAID Mission in Haiti held a close-out celebration of its Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), which started the U.S. Government’s Haiti Recovery Initiative following the 2010 earthquake. OTI completed over 900 projects in Haitian communities and helped thousands of Haitians gain employment opportunities and improve their lives during the past three and a half years. The festive event was attended by U.S.

18 Jul 2013 description

Posted by Natalia Machuca, Infectious Disease Advisor, Latin America and Caribbean on Wednesday, July 17th 2013

13 Jun 2013 description

Imagine there is a major crisis unfolding. While one region in the affected country is in crisis, there are available food supplies and resources in another. In situations like this, USAID disaster response professionals have several key decisions to make — all with the goal of helping as many people as possible in the most rapid, efficient and effective way possible. Does it make sense to bring in food from the United States? Should we purchase food locally to distribute to those in need? Should we provide people the means to buy the food themselves?

07 Jun 2013 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State of Qatar Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Qatar Haiti Fund) signed a partnership agreement today for earthquake reconstruction efforts, including the building of permanent houses, a vocational school and a commercial area.

07 Jun 2013 description

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State of Qatar Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti (Qatar Haiti Fund) signed a partnership agreement today for earthquake reconstruction efforts, including the building of permanent houses, a vocational school and a commercial area.

22 Nov 2012 description

Posted by Neil Boothby, PhD, Special Advisor and Senior Coordinator to the USAID Administrator on Children in Adversity

05 Nov 2012 description

If you have travelled in Haiti and you are reading this book, there is a very good chance you might recognize that some of the communities you visited were impacted by one or more of the 2,594 projects implemented through the PREPEP (Programme de Révitalisation et de Promotion de l'Entente et de la Paix) community stabilization programme. This book beautifully illustrates the impact of these projects.

01 Nov 2012 description

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are highly vulnerable to a range of natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, landslides, and volcanic eruptions. At times, El Niño meteorological events and poor land use management exacerbate the effects of potential hazards. Several countries in the region also remain vulnerable to civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts. Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 and FY 2012, USAID’s Office of U.S.

02 Oct 2012 description

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

In January 2010 Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake that leveled extensive portions of Port-au-Prince, killing or displacing hundreds of thousands of people. According to USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI), the Haitian Government was largely incapacitated because significant numbers of government officials were killed and many buildings and records were destroyed.

02 Oct 2012 description

Gary Juste is the Office Chief of USAID/Haiti’s Office of Acquisition and Assistance.

There is a myth that when USAID enters into an agreement with a U.S.-based non-governmental organization or contractor, most of the money stays in the United States.

The reality is much different. A significant amount of resources is spent locally.

24 Jul 2012 description

July 19, 2012
USAID | From the Field

Michel Dorlean, a Haitian horticulturalist, grew up learning the family business of planting and growing flowers on hillside plots in his mountainous hometown of Furcy. Despite all the intensive work that goes into cultivating flowers, Michel and many other local flower producers struggled each year to reach their full earning potential.