zwei Kinder essen in einem Haus


20 current projects
4.8 m. € funding in 2016
152,201 people reached in 2016

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has not yet recovered from the effects of the severe earthquake of 2010. In 2015, over half of the population suffered from undernutrition. The rural population in particular suffers from hunger and poverty, and crop yields are not sufficient to survive. Drinking water is scarce, and people have no reserves for emergencies. In the last decades, the frequency and severity of hurricanes, floods and landslides have increased, partially as a result of human activity: Forests, which otherwise provide a measure of protection from water and mud, were cleared for use as firewood in many places.

Selected projects

Haiti: Strategies & Goals

Find out more about Welthungerhilfe's work, partners, challenges and goals in Haiti.

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Haiti Practicing for Emergencies

People are prepared for the next disaster.

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Farmers Fighting Effects of Climate Change

Haiti's landscape is scarred by deforestation, storms become more frequent. Welthungerhilfe helps with sustainable projects.

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News from Haiti

Rank in Global Hunger Index
#109 of 119 countries
GHI value 2017 for Haiti
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

More about Global Hunger Index
10.85 million population (2017)
na child mortality (2017)
na of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
- Score (42.6 in 2008)
51.6 1992
42.7 2000
42.6 2008
34.2 2017

Publikationen & Material zu Haiti

Student research in Haiti

Thesis papers produced in cooperation with the University of Bonn include research on managing emergencies, natural disasters, food security and soil...

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