Farmers in Haiti planting beans

Christian Aid in Haiti

Christian Aid has supported partners on the island of Hispaniola since the 1980s. We have always worked with underprivileged Haitians, Dominicans and Haitian migrants and their descendants who were often – and continue to be – excluded from state support in both countries.

The earthquake in 2010 had a devastating effect on Haiti, which was already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. However, slowly but surely, the country is rebuilding and moving on from this disaster.

Barriers to development include widespread poverty, environmental degradation, a weak government and deep levels of corruption, but the work of Christian Aid and its partners is making a real difference to the lives of poor Haitians. Haiti is vulnerable to global food price rises as it is largely dependent on imported food. That is why supporting Haitian producers is a key part of Christian Aid’s work here.

We are currently updating this page and further information will be coming soon.

Reports and resources

This case study includes facts, figures and eyewitness accounts from the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.

Notes for teachers on the disaster strikes resources.

This worksheet provides a range of activities about disasters and emergencies.

A selection of primary school activities about hazards and disasters.

Examines Haiti’s experience of trade liberalisation particularly in reference to the agriculture sector, which suffered decline post liberalisation.

Christian Aid’s partners in Haiti distributed cash to people affected by the earthquake.

Contact us

Christian Aid’s Haiti and the Dominican Republic programme spans the island of Hispaniola, and has offices in both Port au Prince and Santo Domingo. We also draw on the expertise of colleagues from Christian Aid teams in Latin America and staff at Christian Aid’s UK headquarters, as well as INGO networks in the region.

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