Local community Haiti is helping with protection of the environment and food supplies
The Ecumenical foundation SCH (Service Chrétien d'Haiti) works in the fields of education and training, (sustainable) agriculture, environmental protection, drinking water, health care and supplying credit in Haiti. ICCO continues to work together with SCH is the Kenscoff region. In a previous programme they have worked to improve the food security situation up there, together with the local community. At the same time they worked on protection of the environment and reforestation.
Peace and justice for youngsters and women of Haiti
Protestant Association of Haiti (FPH) strives to attain peace and justice. 21 church communities are connected to the FPH. Over the past year FPH organised different kinds of training for youngsters on peaceful conflict resolution. That occurred with ICCO's contribution. Different members went to gender training in Haiti, which was organised for ICCO's partners. That encouraged the FPH to start a new project. In it both themes receive attention.
Drinking water and sanitation in Haiti
Haiti is the poorest country of Latin America. In terms of drinking water and sanitation, the country is lagging behind. That is why ICCO continues to contribute to PROTOS and CPH. They are working on improving access to water and sanitation.
Handing over responsibility to rural regions in Haiti
GRAMIR (Groupe de Recherche et d'Appui au Milieu Rural) is working in two rural regions in the south of Haiti: La Grande Anse and Les Nippes. GRAMIR's attention is focused on setting up and strengthening farmers' organisations and networks. GRAMIR is one of the few organisations that carries responsibilities for local structures. That process is currently in one of its last phases. GRAMIR is still providing advice and technical guidance. ICCO is supporting this project.
Attention for human rights after natural disaster in Haiti
Haiti was hit four times by a hurricane and tropical storm over the period of just three weeks. Heavy rain caused destructive mud streams and caused villages and cities to fill up completely with water. Human rights organisations caught the attention of the authorities by telling them how vulnerable the country is. ICCO has been working with the platform of Haitian human rights organisations POHDH. They advocate the rights of the local population.
The right to nutrition is a human right as well
In April of 2008 Haiti was subjected to severe food riots. There were even casualties and the prime minister stepped down. Shortly after the director of Haitian human rights organisation Réseau National de Défens des Droits Humains (RNDDH) visited the Netherlands. He talked about his vision on the causes of the crisis during interviews and emphasized the right to nutrition is a basic human right. Violence has decreased at present, but the economic situation for the population has not improved as yet. RNDDH is hoping to contribute to change this through their reports and press releases.
Health organisation in Haiti taps into problems with aids
The possibility that one gets infected with HIV/Aids in Haiti is increasing. That is because of the fact that the poverty situation is deteriorating. Women and young people are the most vulnerable groups. Health care organisation POZ (Promoteurs Objectif Zérosida) works in the field of HIV/Aids. Their work is part of the official national plan made by the Ministry of Health care. ICCO has been financing POZ's activities since 1993.
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