Haiti

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10 May 2017
A new report by ACT member Christian Aid released today called ‘The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean’  highlights that inequality in [...]
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26 Apr 2017
ACT member CWS and partners are helping to repair and rebuild houses that have been damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in the commune of Jean Rabel in Haiti’s Northwest [...]
Ein Junge hat Wasser fuer die Familie an einer Wasserversorgung durch Norwegian Church Aid (NCA)  in einem kleinen Dorf nahe Les Cayes am 14.10.16 geholt. Foto: Thomas Lohnes fuer Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

After the storm clean drinking water is scarce. The people have to be supplied with clean drinking water and the sanitation has to be repaired. Wells and toilets were destroyed by the hurricane Matthew. The water is polluted and there is a great danger that diseases such as cholera can break out. First cholera cases have been reported. Matthew had heavily devastated the southern half of Haiti on Tuesday last week. According to preliminary information from the authorities, 372 people were killed. Some regions are still cut off from the rest of the country. In some cities 80 per cent of the houses are destroyed or damaged, according to aid organizations.
27 Mar 2017
A community-based approach helps the people of Haiti get back on their feet (LWI) At the height of hurricane Matthew, Polonne Jean-Louis, 50, and her six children found shelter in [...]
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17 Jan 2017
JEREMIE, Haiti/ GENEVA, 13 October 2016 (LWI) – As the full extent of the hurricane damage in Haiti becomes evident, ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has started distributing [...]
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17 Oct 2016
Hurricane Matthew causes destruction, death in the Caribbean ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) together with local partners is preparing to assist the communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane [...]

ACT News

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14 Feb 2015

Photo: ACT/Sean Hawkey Latin America is the most unequal region in the world and this inequality affects half of the continent’s children. In order to help feed their families, many children begin working before they reach age 10. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are approximately 9 million children and youth exposed to forced […]

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12 Dec 2013

Food, fishing and a miracle plant – with these, ACT in Haiti is helping survivors of two hurricanes and a tropical storm get back on their economic feet. In the space of two years, tropical storm Tomas and hurricanes Isaac and Sandy crossed Haiti, a country still in the early stages of recovery from the […]