haiti

This year, the MCC Washington Office has asked for your support in urging Congress to pass the “Assessing Progress in Haiti Act.” This legislation would help increase transparency and accountability of U.S. aid efforts in Haiti by requiring Congress to receive comprehensive updates from the State Department on how the funds are being spent. These…

Read more Houses Passes Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013

On Wednesday, October 9th, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the “Administration of Haiti Reconstruction Funding.” The discussion was based on a report issued June 2013 by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that investigated and reported on the USAID funded Caracol industrial park in northern Haiti. The hearing took place in two parts: the…

Read more House Foreign Affairs Committee Discusses Haiti Aid Funding

On January 12, 2010, a deadly earthquake hit Haiti causing severe physical, social and economic damage. It resulted in over 230,000 deaths and 2 million people were displaced from their homes. Three years later, little progress can be seen in regards to development efforts. Over 320,000 Haitian still reside in camps and forced evictions are…

Read more Support U.S. Aid Accountability and Transparency in Haiti

On Wednesday February 20, 2013, Representative Conyers and four other Members of Congress sent a letter to Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, encouraging her to urge the United Nations (UN) to support an initiative aimed at eliminating the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti. According to the letter, a plan for eliminating…

Read more Haiti: Letter to Organize Support for U.N. Cholera Initiative

The Washington-based Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) released a report last week, highlighting a need for the international donor community to refocus its policies on programs that enhance the ability of farming communities to deal with pressing threats to Haitian food security.  Currently, about one third of the Haitian population is ‘food insecure’, or lacking…

Read more Addressing Hunger in Haiti