Haiti Solidarity / Solidarité Haïti

On January 12th, 2010, a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, causing severe damages and casualties.

Based on its efficient experience with collecting funds for Asian tsunami survivors in 2004, Fondation de France immediately mobilized its aid campaign and set up at the same time a specific experts committee dedicated to “Haiti Solidarity”.

All donations to Fondation de France through “Haiti Solidarity” will consequently be redistributed to organizations helping the quake victims.

Fondation de France will support projects of French organizations and NGO in two main fields:

  1. Immediate post-emergency aid
    Because of the Haitians huge needs for water, food, medical care and temporary shelters, Fondation de France has decided to allocate about 25% of the collected funds to emergency relief. FDF therefore supports some projects of French NGO already well known for their experience in dealing with massive disasters crises - Fondation de France moreover privileges those already present in Haiti. All the supported projects aim at restoring decent living conditions for the victims, as quickly as possible.

  2. Long-term rebuilding aid
    Fondation de France will support projects of French organizations or NGO working in partnership with Haitian organizations. These projects which may last for up to 48 months aim at rebuilding disaster areas and at helping the Haitian population to get back to normal life. These programmes indeed will enable the rebuilding of houses, schools, medical centers, sports centers and other community buildings, but they will also aim at boosting local economic life. Last, but not least, some projects will also provide with psychological help the most vulnerable people, until they can get back to normal life.

In any case, each and every supported project will be evaluated on the ground and financially audited.

According to its standard procedures, Fondation de France will lastly account for every expense granted over Haiti.

To read more, please go to: www.fondationdefrance.org

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