ATD Fourth World has been present in Haiti since 1980, originally in the rural “Fond des Nègres” region before moving to Port-au-Prince four years later.
Our work has been very affected since the earthquake on 12th January. Our team in Haiti is currently working in three main areas:
- food aid
- cultural work with children
- getting the St-Michel health centre going again
The team is putting an enormous amount of energy into sharing their knowledge about families in extreme poverty and the neighborhood generally, in order to reach out to other NGOs who share the same concern that no one be left behind. They’re working to create partnerships and cultivate an awareness that moving forward should proceed with more participation and a finer understanding.
For more information on our work see the articles below.
Jacqueline Plaisir and David Lockwood are permanent volunteers at ATD Fourth World. After having spent nine years in Port-au-Prince, they are beginning a new mission in the Dominican Republic which will be linked with Haiti, as the countries are neighbors.
Before the January 12, 2010 earthquake, the ATD Fourth World had had regular relationships with about 600 families. Since then, we have met almost 3,000 families and (…)