Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, and in 2010 experience a devastating earthquake that further weakened the country's already fragile health, water, and sanitation systems. Only 45% and 25% of Haiti's urban and rural populations respectively have access to improved sanitation, creating critical public health risk and high child morbidity.
As part of an on-going response to the January 12, 2010 earthquake, the Canadian Red Cross Society (CRC) and the Netherlands Red Cross are undertaking a series of health projects in the Southeast department of Haiti. Among these projects is a community-based health and first aid in action project (CBHFA) which includes the construction of 5,000 latrines. The overall goal of building latrines is increased disease and injury-resilience.
Households in the communes of Musac, Ternier, Gaillard, and Macary are targeted.
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Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation
Disaster Management Phase