Aid cuts in Haiti

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Aid cuts in Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, and one of the most disadvantaged countries in the world.

Now, due to the aid cuts, Concern’s much-needed work in the country will have to be reduced.

training Primary School teachers of St Martin in Health Education, supported by Concern. Studies show that almost 20% of Haitian schoolchildren suffer from chronic malnutrition. As well as being a huge problem in itself, this also affects the quality of education that children in Haiti receive.

Health project

Concern has been working to combat this problem. Since 1999, we have been implementing a health project for schools in Haiti.

The project has provided better schools, health education and improved water and sanitation facilities in schools. This has helped reduce the incidence of diseases associated with poor hygiene.

Urban slums

In the capital, Port-au-Prince, Concern has been working in 20 schools in the urban slum area of St Martin. Since 2005, 6,000 children in St Martin have benefitted from this project.

Schools without support

This year however, due to cuts in funding, the project in Port-au-Prince will be closed. As a result, 20 schools and thousands of children will be left without necessary support.

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