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.
Despite these challenges, donor interest in Haiti has faded and funding for humanitarian action has been low. For example, the 2013 Consolidated Appeal for Haiti only received 43 per cent of required funding.
In January 2014, CERF allocated US$6 million from its Underfunded Emergencies window to help humanitarian partners sustain cholera-prevention-and-treatment operations in Haiti.