Environmental recovery scheme to benefit 205,000 people in Haiti

Over two hundred thousand people are expected to benefit directly from an ambitious programme to rehabilitate the environment in south-west Haiti.

fishing in Haiti

fishing in Haiti

The 20-year project was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the Haitian government and their partners on Tuesday.

Charles Appel reports.

The project is aimed at the recovery and sustainable development of a severely degraded land area, as well as a marine location.

Ten communes, with approximately 205,000 people, will benefit directly from the programme, which will include reforestation, erosion control and fisheries management.

It will also include mangrove rehabilitation and small business and tourism development, as well as improved access to water and sanitation, health and education.

Initial grants of $14 million for the project have been provided.

Charles Appel at the United Nations.
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