USAID works in strong partnership with the Haitian people and with the Government of Haiti toward our common goal of a more prosperous and stable country.Photo copyright Kendra Helmer/USAID
USAID funded the construction of a power plant at the Caracol Industrial Park that will meet the projected electricity needs of the park’s industrial tenants as well as surrounding communities. Photo copyright Kendra Helmer/USAID
A vendor dishes out meals at an industrial park in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. A USAID-funded program will save 540 tons of charcoal annually through the use of cleaner cooking technology at the industrial park. Photo copyright Kendra Helmer/USAID
USAID’s agricultural programs have introduced improved seeds, fertilizer, and technologies to more than 70,000 farmers. Photo Credit: David Rochkind
We’re supporting the Government of Haiti’s efforts to improve access to quality basic education. Photo copyright Kendra Helmer/USAID
The U.S. Government provides access to basic medical care to approximately 50 percent the Haitian population through our support of over 160 clinics nationwide. Photo copyright Kendra Helmer/USAID
Despite significant development challenges, the Government of Haiti and its people are determined to recover and move forward following periods of political unrest and the effects of natural disasters.
Haiti’s challenges were heightened significantly by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on Jan. 12, 2010, killing more than 230,000 people, displacing more than 1.5 million, and affecting more than 3 million. A cholera epidemic that broke out in October 2010 further challenged the post-earthquake environment.
USAID has been a leader in U.S. Government efforts to rapidly respond to the humanitarian emergency following the earthquake, support recovery initiatives, and establish the foundation for reconstruction and longer-term development. In addition, the rapid response to the cholera outbreak, which included significant USAID support, has helped to significantly reduce fatality rates. We continue to work closely with other U.S. Government agencies as part of the whole-of government approach; efforts are coordinated closely with other donors, with the Government of Haiti in the lead.
Last updated: July 27, 2015