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What we do


Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere and over the last two decades has been repeatedly affected by political crises and severe natural disasters (hurricanes, tropical storms, droughts and agricultural pests). Economic and social challenges continue to hinder development and discourage investment. However, remarkable efforts have been made by Haitians and the Haitian Government to rebuild and strengthen the country’s infrastructure and institutions after the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed some 230,000 people and the subsequent repeated cyclones and cholera outbreak. Over 1.3 million internally displaced people have left the camps and relocated. Most of the 11 million cubic meters of debris have been cleared and several initiatives have been launched to help the most vulnerable. Nevertheless, much remains to be done to reduce poverty and improve the lives of Haitians, with over half of the population living on less than $1.90 per day, and approximately 70% on less than $3.10 per day. Decent nutrition and food security remain out of reach for many, as does access to clean water and sanitation. Infant and maternal mortality in Haiti is the highest in the Americas, with approximately 359 deaths per 100,000 live births. (Sources: UNICEF 2016; UNDP 2016)

total population (thousands)
GNI per capita
Life expectancy at birth
63 years
Human Development Index
163 (out of 188)
Under-5 mortality rate
Primary school net enrolment
Adult HIV prevalence (% of the population)
People of all ages living with HIV (thousands)
improved access to safe water (% of the population)
moderate-severe underweight (% children under-5)

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