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Motivational song and dancing at Feed the Future project outside of Cap Haitien, Haiti. Kendra Helmer/USAID
Motivational song and dancing at Feed the Future project outside of Cap Haitien, Haiti. Kendra Helmer/USAID
Kendra Helmer/USAID

USAID has worked in Haiti for approximately 50 years, helping to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and periods of political instability, while increasing long-term economic growth and security.

Since the earthquake in 2010 that claimed more than 230,000 lives and destroyed the homes, livelihoods and families of more than one million Haitians, the U.S. Government has committed $4.2 billion in assistance to help Haiti transition from disaster relief to a long-term development plan. Key advancements in health services, investments in the agriculture sector, municipal governance and legal protections for vulnerable populations as well as investments in infrastructure amount to real improvements. And by holding long-overdue legislative elections and taking steps toward presidential elections, USAID assistance is making important strides toward meaningful change for Haitian government, private sector and civil society partners.

In the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, USAID has provided relief, recovery and long-term reconstruction assistance.

Last updated: August 08, 2016

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