Relief Efforts in Haiti
CARE Haiti is one of the main non-governmental organizations engaged in the implementation of development programs while upholding its humanitarian mandate.
More than 60 years of experience in the area have taught us that to eradicate poverty, we must tackle its root causes and adopt a rights-based approach. CARE understands that community members are themselves a key element in solving the problems they face, particularly women and children.
In Haiti, CARE works to promote local capacity building; works with others to maximize the impact of its programs; reports and promotes a sense of responsibility; seeks to eliminate discrimination; and looks for lasting results.
Following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, CARE extended its support to people in the affected areas of Léogâne and Port-au-Prince, providing access to safe water and sanitation, decent housing and improving skills in building sturdier structures.
Since the cholera outbreak in October 2010, CARE has been particularly active in rural areas of the country to spread prevention messages, improve safe water supplies and support medical facilities with essential materials.
In August 2021, Haiti was once again hit by a devastating earthquake that damaged thousands of homes, disrupted ongoing humanitarian efforts, and strained an already limited health system.
In 1954, CARE opened an office in Haiti to provide emergency assistance to the population affected by the passage of Hurricane Hazel.