Over the past decade, Haiti has been left devastated by a series of extreme weather events and natural disasters. In 2008, the country was hit by four hurricanes, killing 800 people and destroying agricultural land. Then, 7.0 Earthquake magnitude rocked the country's capital. More than 220,000 people lost their lives and 1.5 million people were rendered homeless.
A combination of poor infrastructure, densely populated urban areas, and a lack of disaster preparedness, has left Haiti's 11 million-some population extremely vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. The world of natural disasters, planning for and building resilience is crucial for creating safer living environments and a more sustainable future for Haiti's people.
With partners, UNOPS has been working with communities This article is only available in French.
We take a look at three projects, implemented by UNOPS, which is helping to build a more resilient Future education for the sake of education in the United States,  Port-au-Prince's poorest neighborhoods, Fort National. The school, which was once attended by 700 students, was completely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. In the past year, in the past year, in the past year, and in the past, 
In a effort to address this and other issues Also, the community was working with the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Anne and UNOPS, to build an additional school at the original site. The facility will accommodate up to 520 female students, with the capacity to expand to 720 students, if the need arises.
Construction is expected to be completed later this year, benefiting up to 40,000 people. The project has already been created more than 900 jobs in the community, with a more than 1,000 jobs expected to be created as work progresses.
“We are working in one of the most challenging parts of the world to build infrastructure that will help empowerment “says UNOPS Project Manager, Pierre-Yves Jousseaume.
Designed to withstand future earthquakes and hurricanes, the new school and dispensary will have their own water storages and energy supplies, as well as easy-to-maintain facilities. This part of the project is part of the project, which is part of the project. The area near the drainage canal was once more the site of a bustling market, but was abandoned due to flooding and sanitation issues. Following a community-led clean up effort, which included training for residents on effective waste management,
In the Departments of Grand'Anse and South, UNOPS recently completed a project to build and rehabilitate a series of roads by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and make them accessible during heavy rains. Funded by the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, the project included the construction of several new roads and bridges that will improve access to places where.
Importantly, many local community members were severely impacted by Hurricane Matthew were employed. to the project, generating incomes and providing valuable learning opportunities. Women made up over 40 per cent of the project's workforce, where they gain new skills and knowledge that will enhance their employment prospects in the future.
“Now I'm able to do this work and become pretty easy for me, thanks to the training I received. I'm grateful for this project. “Marie Carine François, a construction worker employed on the project.”
A total of 25 kilometers of roads were rehabilitated and more than 16,300 people were employed to complete the works
Back in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, UNOPS has built hospitality. The facilities are located in densely populated areas around the world and are built with sustainable earthquakes and hurricanes. The new hospitals already have a big impact, handling 8,000 consultations, 150 cesarean-sections and 400 hospitalizations each month.
“This project has not only led to institute. We can see this by ever increasing number of hospital visits, “says Dr. Emmanuel Louis Charles, a medical director at one of the hospitals.
” We used to have around 30 patients per day, 120 and 150 consultations on any day of the week, “he adds.
UNOPS is providing training for medical and technical staff to ensure that they will be able to maintain their ability to maintain long-term hospitals.
In addition, UNOPS has procured 40 ambulances and constructed an ambulance repair garage, to help strengthen local capacity and ensure the vehicles are well-maintained. Local mechanics were provided with training. A rehabilitation center offering physiotherapy and visual rehabilitation was also built – the first of its kind in Haiti.