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
World Renew continues to respond to the impact of COVID-19 in Haiti thanks to a food aid response orchestrated with a local partner. Prevention and mitigation measures taken this summer to control the spread of COVID-19 through radio programming, the provision of soaps and hand sanitizer as well as training community and church leaders to lead awareness campaigns have played their part in minimizing the spread of the virus within the country.
This fall, much attention has turned from the virus to the ongoing political unrest experienced in the country as well as the destruction caused by Hurricane Laura.
Even so, 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.