Haiti Humanitarian Emergency

A woman holds her child.

Haiti is prone to natural disasters that cause recurrent humanitarian crises. The country has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the Western Hemisphere owing to a lack of affordable health care and facilities in rural areas, and violence against women and girls is commonplace. In times of crisis, instances of complications during childbirth and gender-based violence tend to increase along with the stress and uncertainty of such situations. UNFPA and partners work to provide sexual and reproductive health services, as well as support mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, to ensure the health and safety of every woman and girl.

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

Humanitarian needs

2.10 million
Last updated on - 14 August 2017

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of facilities supported that provide emergency obstetric care

Emergencies updates and resources

  • 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.