Haiti

A young girl pumps water from a pump built by Action Against Hunger in 2008. Reliable access to clean water, safe sanitation, and good hygiene remains a challenge in Haiti.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Haiti

The State of Hunger in Haiti

Unprecedented levels of violence, years of political instability, and recurring natural disasters have kept Haiti in an impoverished tailspin, placing one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after another in the country’s path to development, with more than half of the population living below the poverty line.

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How We're Helping in Haiti

In Haiti, our teams prevent and treat malnutrition and other illnesses, improve access to water, sanitation, and hygiene, and support food security and livelihoods among the most vulnerable people.

A community session on hygiene in Haiti.
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People Reached By Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Programs

Mothers give their children treatment for malnutrition at an Action Against Hunger supported health center.
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People Reached By Nutrition & Health Programs

At a health clinic, a child is weighed and screened for malnutrition. Right now, millions of people in Haiti - many of them children - face a serious hunger crisis.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Haiti
A community session on hygiene in Haiti.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Haiti
Action Against Hunger teams carry out sensitization activities with families to teach about good hygiene and encourage use of latrines.
Christophe Da Silva
Action Against Hunger, Haiti

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Haiti on the morning of August 14, 2021, and impacted an estimated 1.2 million people, Action Against Hunger was among the first to respond.

Haiti Earthquake Response: Providing Water, Nutrition, Mental Health Support

Action Against Hunger played a lead role in eradicating cholera, an illness spread through contaminated water. We investigated suspected cases, distributed hygiene kits, disinfected water points, and educated families about how to stay safe from the deadly disease.

The Final Frontier of Cholera Eradication in Haiti

While many take toilets for granted, one billion people don’t have toilets or latrines - a leading cause of disease worldwide. Action Against Hunger has led innovative sanitation marketing research to find community-backed, local interventions that have staying power.

The Promise of Sanitation Marketing

NPR Interviews Country Director for Haiti

Action Against Hunger’s Country Director for Haiti, Roseval Supreme, spoke on NPR’s “The Takeaway” to discuss rising hunger in the country.

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