On the third anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the UK has announced it will contribute £10 million to help the country be better able to withstand and quickly recover from future catastrophes.
Working with the United Nations, the support will help build disaster resilience in Haiti and assist the Haitian Government in responding to urgent needs on the ground, including:
- Resettlement of displaced people (there are still over 350,000 people in camps established after the 2010 earthquake);
- Stimulating the private sector and making it more engaged in disaster risk management;
- Building on the existing micro-credit and insurance programme for women entrepreneurs; and
- Investing in livelihoods that help address food insecurity.