Many residents of Port-au-Prince were already living in extreme poverty when 2010's devastating earthquake hit. Rebuilding continues, but people are still at risk of further disasters by being forced to live in squalid and unsafe conditions in massive unplanned slums, which are often destroyed by floods and landslides during the hurricane season.
Also, a continued lack of infrastructure, services, public spaces and road access limits opportunities for people to earn a decent living and so help economic regeneration of the area. Unlit, unsafe streets and lack of public facilities particularly affects women, who run the majority of small businesses.
How we're helping
Your support could help improve life for up to 25,000 people. By working with communities and local government we will help redevelop poor urban areas so everyone benefits.
This project will improve security by installing street lighting to make people feel safer, and by stabilising the sides of ravines near people's homes, reduce the risk of landslides. The project will address local needs by improving sanitation facilities, roads, markets, playgrounds and other public amenities to help regenerate neighbourhoods. Oxfam will also help empower women to play a key role in creating a safer environment within their communities and better living conditions.