Jacmel.-January 9, 2015. Haiti remains the poorest country in Latin America, five years after the devastating earthquake that devastated the country and It killed more than 200,000 people and a lot of donations from the international community. The lack of infrastructure and public services, lack of social protection, high unemployment, the effects of climate change, food insecurity or weak institutions and corruption makes the Haitian people today continue to suffer high vulnerability to natural disasters.
After the earthquake, more than and a half million people were accommodated in temporary camps. According to the International Organization for Migration remaining more than 100,000 people in 172 camps in the capitalWithout having been relocated. These camps have limited access to water and sanitation and risk of cholera and other diseases caused by drinking dirty water, which also occur in other areas. The office of EU Humanitarian Aid warns that more 600,000 people remain without access to food in the Southeast, the Central Plateau and Northwest, situation exacerbated by drought and torrential rains. Security conditions in the country are worrying, due to political instability, weak institutions and delay the elections.
Alianza por la Solidaridad has worked for more than 15 years 10 years in Haiti with the idea of improving the situation of poverty and inequality in the country. After the earthquake, where he raised more than 1 million euros, the organization has focused on capacity building, access to food and disaster prevention and improve emergency response in the country.
Alianza por la Solidaridad working in Haiti with civil society, governments and people affected by the earthquake and have been actively involved in reconstruction. Their involvement is critical to the success and continuity of actions in the future.
The work of the Alliance for Solidarity in Haiti has been supported by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID)The organization of the United Nations Feeding and Agriculture European Union - ECHO and other international organizations and agencies.
Alliance for Solidarity calls on the international community not to forget Haiti