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Fact Sheet | December 6, 2017

CRS fights food insecurity in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti, wiping out food supplies and livelihoods for an already vulnerable population. With funding from USAID, CRS responded with a market-based intervention that supported the recovery of agricultural livelihoods while addressing immediate food needs and local economies. Building on the organization’s 60+ years of experience in Haiti, CRS provided farmers with the necessary inputs for the March and July planting seasons, and provided cash assistance to support their families in the critical “lean period” before harvest. The project was implemented for a total of $9 million, touching 32,982 people in 11 communes in southern Haiti.