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.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
The sociopolitical situation in Haiti continues to worsen, which has contributed to delays in Haiti filling out required documentation to receive shots of the COVID-19 vaccine from the World Health Organization. As a result, not a single shot of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in the country as of late April 2021. That being said, World Renew’s COVID-19 awareness campaign in the country has reached 500,000 different Haitians with valuable information about virus prevention. Through your generous support, these efforts continue.
Please pray for the people of Haiti: that the sociopolitical gains achieved during the last decade will not be lost, that the country will complete the required processes to receive the badly needed vaccine, and that the situation for thousands of Haitians who are suffering will not worsen further.
Poverty around the world has only grown more pronounced because of COVID-19. Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Haiti go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.