Natural Disaster Relief

The Challenge
The Haitian population is one the most exposed in the world to natural disasters. Haiti is continually impacted by hurricanes, floods, mudslides, and earthquakes. The German Watch Global Climate Risk index ranked Haiti 3rd in the world in 1995-2014 for impacts from natural disasters. The country is also among the ten zones in the world considered most vulnerable to climate change and natural disasters. Some of the most deadly natural disasters to impact Haiti were the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and Hurricane Mathew in 2016. These disaster affected millions of people, primarily in the poorest regions in the country. The hurricane resulted in flooding, landslides, and extensive destruction of infrastructure. The agriculture industry suffered gravely as well with up to 90 percent of crops and livestock lost in some areas.

How Are We Helping?
Our FONDYLSAHH team on the ground is able to to mobilize resources and coordinate interventions in response to natural disasters to directly provide support for impacted Hatians through our various on the ground contacts in Haiti. Our interventions are aimed towards optimally preparing vulnerable populations for the impacts of an impending natural disaster, and also ensuring that these populations have the resources they need to successfully manage the challenges posed after the disaster.