MCC Haiti responds to disasters both through immediate relief and by building long-term resilience in communities throughout the country.
Thank you to our donors who make effective disaster response response possible!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, we’re collecting all the stories and resources we’ve created on the subject of mental health. In Haiti, we collaborate primarily with our partners Zanmi Lasante and SOFA, supporting them as they provide quality mental health care to some Haiti’s most vulnerable people. We believe any effective global health strategy must include mental health care for all!
When Precius Estilus thinks about how his life has changed since Hurricane Matthew, latrines are a major component. “Before, we had to take care of our needs outside,” he says. “Cholera almost destroyed us, but now it’s gone. Now we have latrines.”
An MCC partner in Haiti is helping families restore their livelihoods with small-scale agriculture products more than two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Matthew
Caudette Joseph’s story is one example of the suffering and violence that women and girls experience in high rates post disasters.
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.
There are several possible ways MCC might respond when disasters occur. Immediate distribution of material resources shortly after a disaster can help meet the basic needs of those who have lost homes or belongings, while long-term mental health projects help address the ongoing psychological aftereffects of disasters.
If you find yourself driving down a rocky road in the southern arm of Haiti, with the sparkling ocean on one side and tall green mountains on the other, and you see alluring flowers growing upside-down from trees, an abundance of sheep, running rivers, and smiling faces, you might just have found St. Jean du Sud.
A huge thank you to our donors who make effective disaster response response possible!