Since the powerful magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, the small Caribbean nation has consistently made it on the list of countries in need of significant humanitarian assistance.
This changed in 2015.
For the first time since 2010, the United Nations is no longer issuing a humanitarian action plan for Haiti. Instead, the global body, together with the government and other development actors, is working on a transitional appeal that would cover humanitarian, as well as recovery and resilience-related interventions for the period 2015-2016.
The appeal, according to a brief shared with Devex, is meant to target those extremely vulnerable members of the Haitian population who have yet to fully recover from the devastation brought on by the earthquake, and build resilience that would prevent them from slipping back into deplorable situations.