Haiti earthquake: ensuring women's rights and needs are at the center of the response
The August 14th earthquake in Haiti left a growing death toll, thousands of people displaced, and tens of thousands in need of emergency assistance. UN Women is on the ground leading actions to ensure the rights of women and girls are at the center of the response.
UN Women is prioritizing emergency support services that ensure the livelihood and shelter the affected women and their families need to recover from this crisis, including access to essential services, safe places and life skills support
To make sure that no one is left behind, we are focusing our efforts on facilitating access to food aid, protection kits and services to women and girls and strengthening the resilience of women through financial support and effective changes in economic recovery measures.
Together with other UN agencies, Haiti’s Government, and women’s partner organizations we are ensuring that women and girls are at the center of rebuilding efforts.