On January 19, just one week after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights sent a team of staff and volunteers to establish long-term services for survivors. To provide immediate medical relief, Heartland Alliance organized volunteer doctors and provided emergency clinics in camps throughout the capital, Port-au-Prince. Read more about our Emergency Medical Program.
Recognizing the need for longer term projects to support Haiti's reconstruction, Heartland Alliance Haiti is now focusing on child protection and psychosocial programming. Thousands of children have been separated from their families during and after the earthquake, resulting in higher risk of child trafficking. With the goal of registering separated children, facilitating family reunification, preventing child trafficking, and providing psychosocial care, Heartland Alliance has developed the following programs:
- Child Protection Services and Emergency Response
- Combating Human Trafficking of Children
- Post-Earthquake Psychosocial Programming
Heartland Alliance's team in Haiti is led by Sean Casey, Director of International Programs, and Ramsey Ben-Achour, Country Director for Haiti.
- Anderson Cooper 360/CNN: Tracking Haiti's Missing Kids
- Portrait of volunteer doctors in the New York Times
- President Sid Mohn on NBC5, speaking about children arriving from Haiti
- Hear from one of the Heartland Alliance volunteer doctors going to Haiti(via ABC7)
- Border Trafficking Project highlighted in State Department's blog
- Country Director Ramsey Ben-Achour, discussing difficulties facing Haiti's families with the Associated Press
How You Can Help
- Sign up for email updates
- Make a donation to Heartland Alliance in Haiti
- At this time, the Haiti volunteer program is closed.