Last year, Haiti experienced one of the most challenging series of events in the nation’s history. In the midst of the global pandemic, Haitians endured a presidential assassination followed by a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake and tropical depression, deepening the humanitarian crisis.
The assasination of President Jovenel Moïse led to a rapid increase in political and economic insecurity in an already precarious environment. Gang violence, kidnappings and protests have surged over the last few months leaving many people living in fear.
Gangs continue to control Port-au-Prince and civil unrest is at an all time high. This week, a wave of demonstrations flooded the streets after the Haitian government announced an increase in fuel prices. The drastic rise in public protests and overwhelming violence have resulted in the closure of schools and businesses across the city.
In the summer of 2021, Haiti dominated the media. Individuals and corporations stepped up to provide much needed support and relief during a time of significant tragedy. Reporters highlighted the efforts of community-based organizations and emphasized the need for Haitians to take the lead in determining the best way to assist their communities.
But the media attention quickly shifted and global support for Haiti lessened while the need for emergency and humanitarian aid continued to grow. Haitians continue to be in dire need of external aid.
Please join us in supporting our neighbors in Haiti through these challenging times by making a donation today.
Your support of Na Rive does more than provide hunger relief and educational resources for the children and families of Ti Plas Kazo. Because of you, thousands of Haitians know they are not alone in their fight for safety, opportunity and a better future.
All of us at What If Foundation thank you for your ongoing support.
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