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  • Tessa, a mother of 10, stands in front of her ruined house in Haiti holding her daughter in her arms Photo: Fabienne Douce/ActionAid.
    Tessa, a mother of 10, stands in front of her ruined house in Haiti holding her daughter in her arms.

    Haiti Earthquake Appeal 2021

    Posted 19 May 2021

    Please donate to our Haiti Earthquake Appeal 2021 to help families worst affected.

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  • Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes!

    Meet ActionAid's humanitarian heroes

    Posted in Blog on 15 October 2018

    When disaster strikes, ActionAid does things differently. We work directly with local women and girls to provide support and save lives. Meet just some of the incredible women ActionAid works with in humanitarian emergencies around the world, and find out how they get supplies and information quickly and fairly to those who need it most.

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  • How Louisiane is training future women leaders in Haiti

    Posted in Blog on 11 May 2017

    In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies. 

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  • Women leaders from an ActionAid partner organisation in Haiti distribute emergency kits after Hurricane Matthew.

    Women building back stronger: Haiti six months on

    Posted in Blog on 3 April 2017

    On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit my country - Haiti. It destroyed homes, schools, crops, and roads, and brought island life to a halt. Our team has been responding to the crisis ever since, and thanks to public generosity, we have helped communities recover and build back stronger, through working with local partners, ensuring women lead the response, and focussing on sustainable solutions.

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  • Women leaders from an ActionAid partner organisation in Haiti distribute emergency kits after Hurricane Matthew.

    Hurricane Matthew in Haiti 2016

    Posted 30 March 2017

    Learn how ActionAid’s humanitarian response to Haiti's Hurricane Matthew was led by local people and partners.

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  • Thanks to ActionAid's women-friendly spaces, women are taking a leading role in planning how to rebuild their communities.

    Why cash transfers are an effective form of aid

    Posted in Blog on 5 January 2017

    Over the last week the ever more shrill criticism of international aid found a new target - the practice of giving money directly to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people, otherwise known as cash transfers. The allegation made was that this amounted to setting up UK-funded cashpoints for the poor. Aid money should never be misspent or wasted, but the criticisms of direct cash transfers - giving money directly to people in need - misunderstand the issue. Here's why.

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