Haiti

CRS program helps reduce flood damage in Haiti

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Every three to four years, Southern Haiti is faced with flooding, hurricanes, or other water-related disasters, which can cause loss of life, destruction of food and agriculture, damage to homes and increased water-caused diseases such as cholera.

By planting trees and building other protective measures on Haiti’s hillsides, communities can slow the flow of water during flood events and protect their lives, their homes and their agriculture. CRS’ “Watersheds for Well-Being” (“Bassins versants pour le Bien-Etre,” or B4B) project makes this possible.