Dear Hope for Haiti Family,
Last Friday, the Haitian Government announced a 40%-50% increase in the price of fuel, which led to three days of civil unrest and widespread demonstrations throughout the country. Many people have reached out to us over the last few days with concern for the safety and security of our team in Haiti. Your concern and care mean a great deal to us, and I have shared these messages with our team.
We continue to monitor the situation very closely, and all of our 51 staff members in Haiti have been sheltering safely in place. Our hope is that the situation will calm down throughout the week, allowing our team to resume their daily lives and return to work.
Having worked in Haiti for the past 30 years, our organization understands the multitude of challenges that people face in Haiti on a daily basis. We’ve witnessed numerous man-made and natural disasters, and our stance will always be that the solution to these challenges rests in the hands of the Haitian people.
Hope for Haiti will continue to focus our efforts on supporting our Haitian staff members and partners who are instrumental in delivering programs designed to reduce poverty through investments in education, healthcare, water, infrastructure and economic opportunity.
Thank you for always supporting the people of Haiti with your THOUGHTS and your ACTIONS, and for helping make our work possible.
Kenbe Fem! (Hold Strong),
CEO, Hope for Haiti