UNFPA Haiti Factsheet, March – August 2022 – Haiti
Improving access and delivery of essential, integrated, quality sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence (SRH/GBV) services in the South and Port-Au-Prince
OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION
In 2021, Haiti experienced a profound deterioration in its political, socioeconomic, security and environmental context, leading to increased humanitarian needs. The number of people in Haiti, estimated at 4.4 million in 2021, has risen to 4.9 million in 2022, or 43% of the total population in need of humanitarian assistance.
The main factors behind this increase are: i) the earthquake of August 14, 2021, which affected 800,000 people in the departments of Grand’Anse, South and Nippes, particularly in terms of access to basic services and shelter; II) the conflicts between armed gangs in the metropolitan area, which have led to a significant increase in risks and cases of protection against the population, in particular cases of gender-based violence (GBV); III) the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a lesser impact; IV) The hydro-meteorological shocks that Haiti regularly experiences remain a threat to the country.
SEXUAL, REPRODUCTIVE AND GENDER VIOLENCE NEEDS
Inadequate emergency obstetric and neonatal care for pregnant women
Limited multisectoral services to respond to and prevent GBV. Insufficient reference system
Insufficient supply of essential medicines, SRH goods and medical equipment
Lack of trained staff to support GBV survivors