Haiti Humanitarian Emergency

A woman holds her child.

Haiti has a total population of 11 million, remaining extremely vulnerable to natural hazards. Approximately 96% percent of the population is at the risk of at least two hazards and many are still recovering from the Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and the devastating Earthquake in 2010. In 2018, the acute needs include displacement, food insecurity, risk of natural hazards and protection of the most vulnerable. These challenges are exacerbated by structural deficiencies and capacity gaps. An estimated 2.8 million people will need humanitarian assistance in 2018. In addition it is estimated that 300,000 Haitians will most likely be affected by a cyclone and flooding in 2018 of which 75,000 may be women of reproductive age, 35 percent may need family planning services and over 9,000pregnant women may require assistance. UNFPA in Haiti works closely with government ministries, UN agencies and other partners to ensure that the needs of women, girls and young people are addressed throughout humanitarian preparedness and response.

Country Population: 10.7 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

2.80 million
Last updated on - 01 September 2018

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

Emergencies related listing

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.