MCC Haiti responds to disasters both through immediate relief and by building long-term resilience in communities throughout the country.
Jou aprè tè a te fin tranble a te gen anpil espwa bòkote tout ayisyen, yo tap di yon sèl bagay peyi a pral chanje paske tout moun te mete tèt ansam paske yo te kwè si yo te ankò vivan genyen yon rezon pou sa e yo te vle eksplwate rezon sa a. se pou tèt sa te gen yon pafèt amou youn pou lòt paske yo te kwè se nan inite yo ka fè peyi a reviv ankò aprè katastrof la.
The day after the earthquake, there was so much hope between all Haitians. They were only saying that the country was going to change because everyone was coming together. This was because they believed they survived for a reason and they wanted to share that reason—for people to have a perfect love for one another because they believed that unity could revive the country again after the catastrophe.
June 1st marks the official beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting a normal to above-normal hurricane season, but as climate change warms the Atlantic and gives rise to stronger and more damaging storms, we might need to adjust our understanding of what "normal" means.
“Men anpil, chay pa lou” — Many hands make the load lighter
In 2018, MCC is celebrating 60 years of work in Haiti through a series of six stories highlighting each decade
On October 3, 1962, just 4 years after beginning work in Haiti, MCC responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Flora in southern Haiti.
Janvier is a member of Comite Artisanal Haïtien (CAH), an MCC partner that supports artisans by assisting them with promotion and market access. MCC hopes to provide alternatives to uprooting people and separating families by supporting sustainable livelihoods for people in their home countries, so people like Janvier can remain in Haiti and invest in their home communities.
MCC-supported projects have provided multifaceted psychosocial services to 450 Haitian women and girls since Hurricane Matthew.
In 2018, MCC is celebrating 60 years of work alongside local partners in Haiti. Explore our interactive timeline to discover the people and projects that have marked MCC's work in the years from 1958 to the present.
The media’s interest in disasters often lasts only weeks but for the people involved, the impact can continue to be felt years and years down the line.
In April of 2016, Bozil Anouce got cholera. Anouce, better known as Wowo, is the night watchman at the MCC Desarmes office. He can’t remember exactly how long he’s worked with MCC, but his best estimate puts it at almost 30 years. After getting sick, Wowo tried to carry on tending his gardens and animals as usual, but eventually it became too much.
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, 2016, causing widespread damage throughout the country. Since then, 2,463 donors have given $1,036,598.00 USD.
Here are some the ways MCC has supported Haitians after the storm: