Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Haitian families often face huge systemic challenges, including food crises or political instability. And several disasters have brought devastation and death to their doorsteps in recent years.
We know that these external factors do not define the Haitian people. On the contrary, we have seen their resilience and generosity time and time again. When we support them with resources and information, life changing work can happen.
In the years since the Haiti Earthquake, we have rebuilt hundreds of destroyed homes. And when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016, we expanded our work to include public schools. All the while, we were helping families become more food secure and find new ways to earn a living.
In the neighboring Dominican Republic, we are also focused on improving food security. People participating in our programs are raising pigs or fish, improving their harvests and expanding the ways they put food on the table.
We can't change what our neighbors have been through. But we can help them be more resilient in the face of whatever comes next.
Rebuilding in the Wake of the Storm
Bringing Healthcare to Remote Communities as Part of Earthquake Response in Haiti
Everyone should be able to access medical care if they need it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hurdles between many of our neighbors and the care that they need. On the morning of Saturday, August 14, 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Haiti. Its epicenter was in the southwest, not far from the municipality of Pestel. More than 2,200 people …
In Haiti, Mental Health is Important in Earthquake Recovery
Students at the public school of Cassavon in Haiti’s Pestel municipality have been through a lot in the last few years. We first got to know this community following Hurricane Matthew five years ago. Cassavon was one of the public schools that CWS helped rebuild after the storm. We also helped build homes for local families whose houses had been …
Updated Emergency Appeal: Haiti Earthquake
Appeal Code: 6773 This serves as an update to the Preliminary Emergency Appeal, issued on August 20. Situation A major 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, August 14. This disaster killed at least 2,248 people and injured more than 12,700. It destroyed buildings and infrastructure, impacting hundreds of thousands of people. Days later, Tropical Storm Grace compounded the situation, bringing …