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Where People and their Land are Safer

Construction of anti-erosion grids to mitigate the destructive effects of future catastrophes. Petit-Goâve, Haiti.
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A publication illustrates important linkages between Sustainable Land Management and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which contribute to reduce disasters by preserving and restoring natural resources. Through this co-publication of the Swiss NGO DRR Platform, the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) as well as the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), 30 DRR practices from 11 countries were documented as reference tool for practitioners of different sectors - DRR, water, food security or agriculture - to include good DRR practices in their projects.

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Environment & Climate Change

Every year, we support over 1,000,000 people adapt to climate change, reduce the risks of disasters, sustainably manage natural resources, and conserve nature.

How Helvetas Supports People in Haiti

Haiti is hit by natural disasters again and again. Our first and foremost priorities are the water supply, sanitation and agriculture.

Water

The most vulnerable communities suffer from dirty and scarce water. Annually we help up to 500,000 people get new access to drinking water and basic sanitation.

Humanitarian Response

In recent years there has been a global rise in disasters. Earthquakes, droughts, floods and cyclones turn years of development progress to dust overnight.