Widespread deforestation is a critical concern in Haiti and poses a serious threat to the lives of Haitian citizens. This deforestation has led to flooding, dramatic rates of soil erosion, and subsequent declines in agricultural productivity. Haiti’s valuable coastal and marine resources have been degraded by sediment deposit and overfishing, resulting in considerable loss in biodiversity. Waste management in Haiti’s urban areas is a major challenge, especially in Port-au-Prince, one of the largest cities in the world without a sewer system.
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assistance is to helps Haiti protect its fragile environment and conserve its precious resources. Focused on sustainable change, USAID promotes environmentally friendly activities that focus on resilience, community-based solutions, and market-based financial development.
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Kendra Helmer, USAID