UNICEF Haiti Humanitarian Situation Report - Mid-Year 2022
04 September 2022
In 2022, humanitarian needs across the country persist, with over 30 per cent of the population in need of emergency relief, including over 2 million children (an increase from 2021). Almost one year since the 14 August 2021 earthquake, UNICEF continues to support the Government-led response on humanitarian and reconstruction including, assuring the construction of a priority 38 schools with support of NGOs and private sector/construction firms, providing school supplies to teachers and 132,000 students: providing clean water, psychosocial support through 50 child friendly spaces and health and nutrition services through 17 mobile health clinics and strengthening of 28 health facilities.
Urban violence in Port au Prince continues to further deteriorate an already precarious situation for children and their families notably in communes of Croix de Bouquets, Cite Soleil, La Saline, Martissant and others leaving 500,000 children without regular access to schools, limited access to water and alarming malnutrition rates. UNICEF is responding to emerging needs by providing humanitarian support to displaced populations and affected communities across sectors.
In response to the return of Haitian migrants, UNICEF continues to support sister agencies to address the needs of migrants on several flights a week by ensuring water stations and portable toilet services at ports of entry, while assuring child protection support for children with direct follow up on unaccompanied minors together with Government counterparts.
Situation in Numbers
2,200,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (HRP 2022)