Despite making progress in recent years, Haiti is still confronted with many critical humanitarian challenges. As many as 172,000 people still live in camps, and there are recurring, localized peaks of cholera at a time when reduced prevention-and-treatment capacities are endangering the country’s ability to ensure an adequate response.
CERF provides US$6 million to Haiti
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$100 million for the first underfunded emergencies window in January 2013 to boost humanitarian operations in 12 neglected humanitarian emergencies.
CERF allocates $10.3 million in response to a cholera outbreak in Haiti
10 January 2011: In response to the most severe cholera outbreak in the country’s history, CERF has allocated $10.3 million for humanitarian response in Haiti.
CERF provides US$4 million for storm-affected people in Haiti
11 December 2012: Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti on 23 October and brought three consecutive days of heavy rain and severe flooding. The storm caused several deaths and damaged homes and public infrastructure. As a result, the Government of Haiti declared a state of emergency on 30 October.