CAMP AND RELOCATIONS
Listening and adapting to needs on the ground

THE PETIONVILLE AND CITE MAXO CAMP

At the onset of the earthquake emergency response, J/P HRO became the official camp manager of one of the largest camps for earthquake survivors who had lost their homes. The Pétionville Camp, together with the neighboring Cité Maxo Camp, housed approximately 60,000 individuals at their peak in 2010.

Through an $8.75 million grant from the Government of Haiti and The World Bank, J/P HRO’s Camp and Relocations Management Team implemented a relocation process to transition the camp residents into safe, long-term housing in the surrounding neighborhoods. January 2014 marked the official closing of the Petionville Camp and the successful relocation of all 60,000 residents into sustainable housing.

AFTER PETIONVILLE

J/P HRO has supported thousands of people in their transition to safe and sustainable housing in the greater Delmas 32 area.

PROTECTION

Throughout the relocation process, our protection team provided support to all residents to ensure their well being and safety. The protection and communications staff raises awareness of social and gender issues through direct assistance, as well as, community workshops and public campaigns. The team ensures that survivors of reported cases of abuse and sexual violence have access to medical care, psychosocial support and legal aid—and are accompanied throughout these processes by members of the protection and communications team.

After the full relocation of our camps, the protection team transitioned to working in the community at large. This is an example of how we listen and adapt to needs on the ground.

At the end of 2015, the Camp and Relocations program was phased out, having successfully achieved its goals in order to focus on the next stages of development.

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OTHER PROGRAMS

MEDICAL

J/P HRO is the leading medical service provider for residents of Delmas 32, a densely populated neighborhood of approx. 90,000, alongside nearby communities in the Port-au-Prince area.

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ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION

J/P HRO is taking a leading role in local neighborhoods to help earthquake-displaced families transition into permanent, secure and durable housing.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Thriving and economically prosperous neighborhoods are at the heart of building back a stronger Haiti.

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CAMP & RELOCATIONS

J/P HRO programs provide displaced families and local residents a thriving, prosperous and secure community where they can return and begin to rebuild their lives.

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REFORESTATION

The natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.

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WE ARE ONE

Haiti was singled out as a country of people who are unwanted and we just marked eight years since over 250,000 of our Haitians neighbors lost their lives.

For this reason, and so many others, we are taking a moment to share the Haiti we know and love. The Haiti filled with neighbors, friends, co-workers, brothers and sisters who, with their bare hands, pulled each other out of rubble and carried each other to safety. It is the Haiti of our 200 Haitian staff, working tirelessly every day to work with communities to provide medical care to infants and children while also promoting public health to tens of thousands; where our teachers provide young boys and girls a genuine opportunity to succeed. We know a Haiti that has been hit harder and more often by everything mother nature has to offer, and yet continues with a resiliency you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere else; where the all-Haitian J/P HRO emergency response team to Hurricane Matthew, which devastated Haiti's South, helped 25,000 people return to a safe, dry home.

At J/P HRO we have always refused to blindly follow what has always been done. All of J/P HRO successes are guided by the people in Haiti themselves, by getting down to the ground level to do things with and in support of Haitians.

With time, Haiti will become more integral to the global economy. This is change that you will be able to see, touch, taste and wear. This will be no small feat, but J/P HRO is no stranger to challenging the status quo and persevering in the face of long odds. It's where we began and it's time to go back to what started this organization. We are not complacent. We are not okay with "good," or even "great." We are J/P HRO, and we want to keep doing the impossible.

Haiti is not looking for a handout. This great country will not be defined by an earthquake, hurricane or poverty. Instead, Haiti's difficult history will be overcome by the will of its people and with the attention and support of a compassionate world.

Today more than ever, we must stand in solidarity with the people of Haiti. Please help us show them they are in our thoughts and hearts.

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