Rising violence, poverty and cholera epidemic: Haiti in the grip of a “humanitarian catastrophe”


In Haiti, following the catastrophic earthquake of August 2021 and due to the now endemic poverty, problems of crime on the streets and lack of access to basic services that generate poverty and hunger alternate.
The situation is even more catastrophic in the suburb of Citè Soleil, where the slum of Wharf Jérémie is located and where hunger is at dramatic levels, in a country at the “breaking point”.


Access to school at risk for our Haitian children

casa del sorriso haiti

One year after the earthquake last August, Haiti continues to deal with rampant poverty and growing security problems. At Wharf Jérémie, CESVI has established the Casa del Sorriso, a protected space whose purpose is to remove children from the streets and give them the opportunity to study, in a healthy, educational, and protective space for the benefit of the most fragile family situations.


Haiti cannot catch a break: Conflict, climate change and Covid-19 starve the country

In recent years, Haiti has become a symbol of the toxic cocktail that starves communities across the world: Conflicts, climate change and Covid-19 have not spared the country, which has experienced a series of natural, sanitary and socio-economic shocks that have further hindered the efforts of the population towards recovery and sustainable development. The combination […]


Haiti: The deep wounds of a country that needs our help

Terremoto Haiti 2021

Sono 650.000 le persone che hanno bisogno di assistenza umanitaria di emergenza a seguito del terribile terremoto che due settimane fa ha colpito il Paese. Il popolo di Haiti necessità di servizi essenziali come acqua, cibo, servizi igienici, ma anche di protezione. Aiutaci a portare soccorso.


Haiti: the emergency following the earthquake

haiti emergenza

A devastating earthquake – with a magnitude of 7.2 – has hit Haiti. The earthquake took place 12 km northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud, in an area where for many years Cesvi has been fighting against famine and malnutrition with agricultural project, the construction of water supply systems and food security interventions. Our colleagues and […]