An incredible artistic tradition, cloud forests, and unique culture are just some of the lesser-known aspects of Haiti. The first Caribbean nation to attain sovereignty, Haiti’s has been marred by corruption, violence, and poverty. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The country continues to be plagued by issues of personal security, economic decline, and questionable governing.
COVID COUNTRY UPDATE
Through a World Renew Rapid Response Grant, our team in Haiti has launched a two-month response focused on prevention and mitigation measures to control the spread of COVID-19 through awareness campaigns and the provision of soaps and hand sanitizer. Across seven communities, families are receiving awareness materials about COVID-19. In addition, community and church leaders are being trained to lead awareness campaigns in their communities, radio stations are broadcasting messages about COVID-19, informative flyers are being distributed, and 600 families are receiving soap.
Around the country, restrictions continue on group gatherings and wearing a mask is requested nationwide. World Renew staff continue working from home, with limited, planned visits to the office. Partners also continue to implement their projects through small gatherings and telework.