The situation in Haiti
The country still needs assistance following the 2010 earthquake. Some houses still need to be rebuilt. There is only limited access to drinking water and sanitation. Children and young people, especially those living in the street, are at risk of exploitation and violence. Haiti is one of the world's poorest countries, and only 27% of school-age children are enrolled in school.
What we do
Water and hygiene
Jeanna and her husband placed their three daughters in a residential centre so they would receive food and education. However, the centre did not provide an appropriate level of care for children.
Jeanna, the mother of three girls placed in a residential centreRead more...
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Terre des hommes in Haiti
Beneficiaries in 2014
Expatriate staff / National staff
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Port-au-Prince, Les Cayes
Haitian institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR), the Haitian national water and sanitation company (DINEPA), civil defence, Sofalam, Medico-Legal Research and Action Unit (URAMEL), the Haitian chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ)
Where we work
The Swiss Solidarity Foundation is Switzerland’s humanitarian solidarity and fund-raising platform. Swiss Solidarity led by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation SRG SSR idée suisse and also works closely together with the private and print media. Work in the field is carried out by experienced Swiss relief organizations. Particularly in emergency relief, the Swiss Solidarity Foundation is one of Terre des hommes’ principal partners.