Haiti Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for Haiti. The most significant climate-related hazards in Haiti include flooding, drought, intense rainfall, landslides, severe soil erosion, salt water intrusion, and hurricanes. These hazards will likely impact various facets of Haiti’s economy and society. The most significant impacts are likely to be experienced in agriculture and food security, coastal communities, and water resources. For example, a reduction in annual rainfall coupled with more intense storm events will likely decrease agricultural productivity in Haiti for corn, rice, and potatoes and exacerbate food security issues. Furthermore, the supply and quality of water resources will be threatened by reductions in precipitation, inadequate water-related infrastructure, and saltwater intrusion. Coastal communities will become more vulnerable as more intense and frequent storms are experienced, natural resources are further degraded, and landslides and floods become more severe. In sum, climate changes are very likely to exacerbate Haiti’s existing vulnerabilities because the country has little economic and institutional capacity to respond. USAID adaptation actions in Haiti focus on building resilience in the agriculture sector and supporting the integration of climate change considerations into infrastructure, natural resource management, and governance related to agricultural activities.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.