Concern Worldwide has worked in Haiti since 1994. We have long-term programmes in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and livelihoods. We respond to emergencies as they arise. Our major emergency responses include the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Guerda Decerant is a 38-year-old single mother bringing up five children alone. When 2010’s earthquake decimated Port-Au-Prince, she lost both her house and her livelihood. But five years on, Guerda is back in business.
The “Return to Neighbourhoods” programme in Port-au-Prince rehouses families who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. In its third phase, the project is currently working to relocate 2,400 families by mid-2015. The programme is supported by the EU Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) department.
Actor and Concern Worldwide global ambassador, Toni Collette has just returned from a visit to Haiti where she saw our work firsthand. Four and a half years ago, the country was brought to a standstill after a devastating earthquake destroyed the capital of Port-au-Prince.
This three year EU funded programme was a partnership between Concern and Glencree. Working in the poor slums of San Martin and Martissant in Port au Prince it aimed to contribute to a reduction in violence, improved peacebuilding and increased local capacity.
Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti on 23 October. As quickly as possible, Concern Worldwide’s teams were out collecting information and assessing the damage. We are now working hard to help the people affected.
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