USAID is financing the construction of 750 housing units at Caracol-EKAM in the north of Haiti to support efforts by the Government of Haiti (GOH) to provide affordable housing opportunities for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake and other vulnerable households. The development is one of several new housing settlements for which USAID is partnering with the GOH and other sponsors to promote housing opportunities in proximity to employment as well as social and transportation hubs. The project involves close consultation with stakeholders, including community members, local mayors, GOH housing agencies, and the Office of the President of Haiti.
USAID’s Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) saves lives by providing critical medical supplies to those in need. SCMS activities are focused on ensuring the provision of the highest quality antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and other HIV/AIDS commodities through needs assessments, forecasting, procurement, shipping, warehousing, and distribution at the national level. Locally, SCMS improves infrastructure, provides technical assistance, and improves the ability of clinics to manage supplies to ensure proper storage and management.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by the most powerful earthquake to strike the country in over 200 years. As a result, approximately 230,000 people were killed, and an estimated 300,000 were injured. Individuals suffered bone fractures, paralysis, spinal cord injuries, and peripheral nerve damage; and an estimated 4,000 amputations occurred. The effects of the earthquake added to the pre-earthquake estimate of 800,000 persons with disabilities already living in Haiti.
Last updated: November 13, 2013