Belle Anse is located in the south-eastern part of Haiti and belongs to one of the poorest regions of the country. It includes both rural and urban areas, some of which are only accessible with great difficulty. Belle Anse was heavily affected by the earthquake on 12 January 2010: 108 buildings were destroyed and approximately 2,400 more were severely damaged.
International organisations estimate that, in the aftermath of the earthquake, at least 8,000 people from the capital Port-au-Prince and other regions affected by the disaster migrated to Belle Anse. Because of these circumstances, the already challenging task of supplying the population with basic goods and services was made even more difficult. In addition, an outbreak of cholera occurred in the region in November 2010.
Subsequently to a cholera prevention project, Malteser International together with its partner COTEDO initiated a new project in the rural communities of Bel Air and Caduc in August 2011. Aim is to support the local population in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene as well as nutrition. It is planned to especially improve the situation of extremely poor families.
All measures aim to improve the health situation and to strengthen the self -help capacities of the population in the rural communities of Bel Air and Caduc in the following areas:
|Duration:||Since August 2011|