Haiti crisis needs assessment

This report shows the needs and challenges faced by communities in Artibonite department, Haiti, in the face of gang violence, displacement and severe food shortages.

A teenage girl.
Haiti’s gang crisis is putting girls at risk. © Plan International

More than 34,000 people have now arrived in Artibonite department, after fleeing violence in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and elsewhere in Haiti. Plan International conducted a needs assessment in the area, that includes testimonies from more than 500 girls and boys about their experiences of living through widespread conflict and food shortages.

The study, which is published as Haiti declares a 3-day state of emergency, found that widespread violence and food shortages are forcing some girls into sexual exploitation and abuse to earn money, resulting in cases of early pregnancy, school dropouts, more violence, widespread poverty and a lack of economic opportunities that are also leading both girls and boys to join armed gangs.

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Haiti needs assessment


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Education, Emergencies, Protection from violence, child marriage, Child protection in emergencies, Food crisis, Gender-based violence, Migrant and displaced children, Out-of-school children