HRI Haiti Emergency Fund

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Haiti is in crisis as a result of a culmination of more than a year of violent protests. Political unrest has escalated in recent months causing extreme shortages of food, clean water, life-saving medications, fuel, electricity, cell coverage, and more. Businesses and schools remain closed and people are struggling. The ports are closed and blocked roads make it nearly impossible for food to get into the capital city of Port Au Prince. Vendors have taken advantage of the situation and inflated prices. Smaller roadside kiosks that are more affordable are now closed for safety, leaving the poorest to suffer. 

Conditions are the worst we’ve seen in a decade of working in Haiti.

Updates on Current HRI Programs:

  • All HRI supported orphanages have food, clean water and fuel for cooking. We are working with our vendors to ensure the next month’s order will be available and on time.
  • HRI Nurse is responding when it’s safe to address the medical needs of children and families we are already serving.
  • HRI Social Workers are conducting trainings and support work with families already enrolled in Children First this week, but adjustments were made for everyone’s safety and privacy.

New HRI Programs: 

  • Emergency Education Program: Over 80 children already enrolled in Children First now benefit from some education, despite schools being closed, thanks to HRI.
  • Emergency Program for Food Relief: Our team is finalizing a voucher system right now that will enable families to pick up specific nutritious food items from identified vendors. This increases our capacity to get food staples quickly and safely to those in greatest need.

This new Emergency Program for Food Relief coupled with HRI’s ongoing programs and the new Emergency Education Program are truly saving lives during what may be the most difficult time ever this generation of Haitians has faced – even worse than the 2010 earthquake where relief funds flowed in to assist.


In anticipation of meeting the critical needs of those most directly impacted by civil unrest, HRI created a HAITI EMERGENCY FUND.  Please consider giving a sacrificial gift to the new Haiti Emergency Fund. Your support is greatly needed!