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Video: One Road, Two Outcomes

In early October of 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. Through working with partners MCC Haiti was able to respond to areas that needed relief most, which are not always the areas the media focuses on, in ways that continue to be beneficial. Watch Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast talk about MCC's disaster response and the difference local partners make. 

Haiti is Resilient

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

Haiti is Captivating

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

Haiti is Strong

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

UN Student Seminar: Lessons Learned From Haiti and MCC

Isaac Halas was one of forty-two students that attended the MCC UN Office's student seminar from October 13-15, 2016. This year's seminar explored themes of the UN's involvement in Haiti over the past 15 years. MCC Haiti advocacy staff, Ted and Katharine Oswald, helped lead the seminar by offering presentations on Haiti's history, the international community's response to Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and current social and political issues. Isaac is the winner of a blog contest where students were asked to reflect on their experiences at this year's seminar.

Republic of NGOs

In late June, Mennonite Central Committee U.S Staff and Board Members visited Haiti to learn about MCC Haiti's work, and to conduct board meetings. During this time they got a taste of Haitian food, culture, and MCC's past and current projects. Ron Byler, Executive Director of MCC U.S reflects on his recent experience in Haiti.