With an estimated population of 10 million people, more than half of the population lives on 20% of the land. Haiti is the most densely populated region in the western hemisphere with 200 people per square mile in these areas. 98% of the land is deforested.
Deep River Mission, located in the north (outside of Cap Haitien), is a destination for those seeking housing and logistical support for mission and ministry trips.
6.2 million people live below the poverty line
44% of Haiti's population lacks basic literacy
The formal unemployment rate is 70% nationally
Shortened Life Expectancy
Life expectancy is age 56 for women and 52 for men
An estimated 300,000 children are child laborers or “restavecs” (another name for child slaves)
Access To Heatlhcare
60% of people, primarily in the rural areas, lack access to basic healthcare services
1 out of every 8 children die before they reach age 5. Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five, and maternal mortality in the western hemisphere.
Lack of Education
Only a little over half primary school-aged children are enrolled in school; less than 2 percent of children finish secondary school.
Diarrhea, respiratory infections, malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS are the leading causes of death