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With GNI per capita of US$1,430 (World Bank: 2021), Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. The country faces many development issues such as a lack of basic social services, due to long-term political instability and frequent natural disasters. In January 2010, an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck the country at the heart of its capital and some neighboring cities. This earthquake killed about 310,000 people, and resulted in severe damages equivalent to US$7.8 billion of loss, that was 1.2 times the country's GDP at the time. Another earthquake of magnitude 7.2 struck again the western part of Haiti in August 2021, and killed 2,200 people and destroyed 53,000 houses.

Since the outbreak of the earthquake in 2010, Haiti has been working on the reconstruction of the country with the assistance of the international community. From the perspective of human security, JICA supports the establishment of basic social services in Haiti, with focus on the improvement of health and sanitation conditions and the promotion of education. Considering the importance of food security, JICA also assists the in the agricultural sector.

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JICA Haiti Office
Agence Japonaise de Coopération Internationale (JICA)
#401 & #402, GN Plaza, No.48 Rue Metellus, Pétion Ville, Haiti

What's New

March 13, 2023 Newsletter (French)
January 11, 2023 Message from the Resident Representative
May 12, 2021 Conférence en ligne de la JICA Chaire en Haïti (French)
May 12, 2021 Newsletter (French)
March 31, 2021 Journée de sensibilisation contre la propagation du « Corona Virus » en Haïti (French)

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August 16, 2021 Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Haiti in Response to the Earthquake

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