The rains from Hurricane Matthew cover this street in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, as the category four hurricane swept over the country on Oct. 4.  The Category 4 hurricane made landfall in southwest Haiti early in the morning causing significant damage there. The total amount of damage in the country is currently unknown.  MCC is prepared to respond when the hurricane is over. (MCC photo/Paul Shetler Fast)


HAWG is a coalition of international development, human rights, and faith-based organizations advocating for aid accountability, democracy, and social justice in U.S.-Haiti policy.
A woman digs with a machete as she builds a temporary home in a spontaneous camp for quake survivors being established in Croix-des-Bouguets, Haiti, north of the capital Port-au-Prince. Quake survivors continue to move as aftershocks continue, and reports of aid deliveries in one camp will provoke families from other camps to migrate there.

Aid Accountability and Transparency

The HAWG believes that consultation and coordination with domestic Haitian organizations and the Government of Haiti is critical to successful development, and advocates for systematic documentation of aid disbursement to ensure aid accountability and efficacy.
A young survivor of Haiti's devastating January 12 earthquake drinks water outside her family's tent in a displaced person's camp in the Belair section of Port-au-Prince. Wter, tents and other support for the camp have been provided by the ACT Alliance.

Climate Change

Haiti is particularly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change — including destructive hurricanes, droughts, coastal erosion, and rising sea levels– which jeopardize Haitians’ food security, infrastructure, and physical safety.