Change a life
Haiti is regularly affected by natural disasters. In this context of widespread poverty, the conditions for people with disabilities are alarming.
Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, is subject to chronic political instability. Needs vary widely according to the different areas of the country and the different populations concerned. In the capital, Port-au-Prince, there are huge needs arising from the socio-economic situation: unemployment, which is particularly high among the young, the rising cost of essential foodstuffs, insecurity, and the lack of access to water, education and health care. In rural areas, there is a general lack of services (schools and health centres), and the populations are very vulnerable to natural disasters (cyclones, floods and drought). In this context of widespread poverty, the conditions for people with disabilities are even more alarming and their most basic needs, for food, housing, health care, access to orthopaedic fitting, and safety, are simply not met.
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- Advocacy briefing - Introduction (2015) (pdf, 123.34 KB)
- Advocacy briefing - Rehabilitation and health systems (2015) (pdf, 1.05 MB)
- Advocacy briefing - The SCOPEO tool - Measuring the impact of our interventions (2015) (pdf, 761.5 KB)
- Advocacy briefing - Jobs & Livelihoods (2015) (pdf, 333.18 KB)