Haiti faces a number of humanitarian challenges. Some 172,000 people live in temporary camps, and there are recurring, localized peaks of cholera.
Despite these challenges, donor interest in Haiti has faded and funding for humanitarian action has been low. For example, the 2013 Consolidated Appeal for Haiti only received 43 per cent of required funding.
CERF provides US$6 million to Haiti
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocated some US$100 million for the first underfunded emergencies window in January 2013 to boost humanitarian operations in 12 neglected humanitarian emergencies.
CERF allocates $10.3 million in response to a cholera outbreak in Haiti
10 January 2011: In response to the most severe cholera outbreak in the country’s history, CERF has allocated $10.3 million for humanitarian response in Haiti.
CERF provides US$4 million for storm-affected people in Haiti
11 December 2012: Hurricane Sandy hit Haiti on 23 October and brought three consecutive days of heavy rain and severe flooding. The storm caused several deaths and damaged homes and public infrastructure. As a result, the Government of Haiti declared a state of emergency on 30 October.