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Posts tagged with ‘haiti’

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International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

by Anna Muir

On Friday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. The International Women’s Day 2019 theme of #BalanceforBetter is a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Balance builds a better world. Providing women with equal access to education, […]

Health Care on the Move in Haiti

by Anna Muir

Good health and well-being are essential to building prosperous and sustainable communities. But for many poor women, men and children living in vulnerable communities around the world, care from a medical professional is out of reach—often in terms of both physical distance and expense. By supporting community health workers in St. Marc, Haiti, we are […]

Press for Progress this International Women’s Day

by Anna Muir

On Thursday, March 8, communities around the world will observe International Women’s Day to celebrate the achievements of women in their struggle for equality, peace and development. This day also serves as a call to action to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Gender equality is vital […]

The Long Road to Recovery: One Year After Hurricane Matthew

by Anna Muir

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti with a ferocity that caused widespread flooding, damage and displacement. Much of the island nation was still rebuilding from destruction caused by the earthquake in 2010. For the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, another deadly disaster was debilitating. Moved by compassion, Presbyterians across Canada responded […]

Responding to Hurricane Irma

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Irma has struck the Caribbean leaving devastation in its wake. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. ACT Alliance members are currently assessing the situation in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba, and coordinating their response to Hurricane Irma. Through the ACT Alliance, PWS&D is able to respond to meet immediate needs like […]

Food Aid Strengthens Rural Communities After Hurricane Matthew

by Anna Muir

“Thank you, thank you, thank you!” The enthusiastic refrain comes from a small group of farmers living in Miragoâne, Haiti—a region devastated by Hurricane Matthew, which slammed into the country seven months ago. After 800 of the most vulnerable families received emergency food rations through a PWS&D-supported project with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, the hardworking women […]

Food Assistance in Haiti Helps 1,200 Families After Hurricane

by Karen Bokma

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew slammed into the southwest coast of Haiti. In the wake of the powerful storm, parts of the island nation faced complete destruction. Winds up to 240 km/h, flooding and mudslides damaged roads and homes, flattened fields, caused food and water shortages and triggered widespread illness. With the death toll […]

Responding to Hurricane Matthew

by Karen Bokma

Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti leaving devastation in its wake. With the death toll topping 1,000 and entire communities destroyed, the United Nations estimates that 1.4 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. PWS&D will be responding through our local partners and the ACT Alliance. Immediate assistance in the form of food, emergency […]

Strength in the Face of Fear in Haiti

by Anna Muir

Rodeline is anxious and unnerved as she walks home alone, hurriedly making her way through the empty streets of her community in Haiti. Some time ago, the young woman was attacked and raped on her way to the market. The traumatic experience left her feeling broken. “I felt very distraught and thought that my life […]

#PledgeForParity – International Women’s Day 2016

by Anna Muir

March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the gains women are making in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It’s also a day to inspire us to continually work for a future filled with hope and opportunity for women and girls. Around the world many women and girls live in […]