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Haiti in a state of emergency

Violence and clashes are intensifying in the Caribbean country, especially in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and the surrounding region. Flavia Maurello of AVSI: ‘The paralysis of institutions blocks development.’

Giving peace a face in Haiti: Annalisa shares her story in the United States during the Annual Campaign

This year, the AVSI-USA team wanted to give our friends and their communities a glimpse into our work and break down the distance we often feel between our lives and those we work for who live in some of the most challenging places around the world. Annalisa Costanzo, Program Manager in Haiti, accepted our invitation to join us and share her witness on our Annual Campaign: Give Peace a Face. Friends in Miami, Chicago, Denver, and Washington, DC, opened their homes and hearts to listen to Annalisa’s dramatic and personal story of giving peace a face, AVSI’s work in Haiti, and the need for more donor support.

Judaea’s story: A Haitian woman changing the narrative

Judaea is one of thousands of people suffering from the negative fallout of armed conflicts between rival gangs in Haiti. AVSI, through the Consortium with GOAL, CESVI, and BHA/USAID, activated a humanitarian emergency project to meet the multi-sectoral essential needs of affected people in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince.

Putting children first in response to the Haiti earthquake

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy awarded AVSI a grant from the CDP Haiti Earthquake Recovery Fund to mitigate the harmful effects of the earthquake on August 14, 2021 on children by providing physical and psychosocial protection, promoting child development through informal education programs, and reactivating child protection networks.