02 December 2023

Haiti: 2 in 3 children need humanitarian assistance

In Haiti, people are facing some of the worst human rights violations and threats to their lives in the country’s recent history. Years of political turmoil, poverty, institutional and socioeconomic crises, disease outbreaks, disasters and extreme levels of armed violence have left over 3 million children in need of assistance. Many more children…, The situation in Haiti at a glance, children Haiti UNICEF/Joseph Taina plays with a teddy bear during her interview, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. "Do not be discouraged, remain resilient by praying to God, understand that life does not stop there.  The future is reaching out to us." Message of Taina to other survivors of gender-based violence, Children and women are particularly vulnerable, Persistent violence in Haiti is a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable, especially women and children. Extreme levels of armed violence ravage pockets of the capital, Port-au-Prince, and increasingly in the country’s traditional breadbasket, Artibonite Department. The looming threats of violence – including sexual…, How is UNICEF responding?, children Haiti Despite the extremely insecure and volatile environment, UNICEF and partners are stepping up efforts to protect children and families and provide the lifesaving support they desperately need, including: supporting nutrition and health services, responding to the cholera outbreak, promoting safe learning environments, providing…