Situation Report, October 13, 2016: The situation continues to be difficult in Haiti as recovery begins after Hurricane Matthew. Haiti was already in dire need and at risk for many different diseases like cholera, made all the worse by the devastation left behind by the hurricane.
According to the last figures issued by the government, it is estimated that 1,410,907 people are in need humanitarian assistance, representing 12.9% of the population of the country (10.9M), whilst 2.1 million people have been affected by Hurricane Matthew (OCHA).
HOPE worldwide has been on the ground delivering much needed food, water, water purification tablets and shelter materials in Les Cayes, one of the most devastated areas on the island. Today our reponse teams visited an orphanage in Les Cayes that has lost 60% of their main structure.
|HOPEww meeting with the UN, local non-profits and the Haitan government.|
Throughout the days to come Wade Cook, VP of US Programs and Charles Ham, Coordinator of Disaster Response will work alongside other relief agencies to address current needs and develop plans for a longer-term recovery effort.
Our response team to these hardest hit remote regions includes Danny and Gillian Brisebois, and John Flemming from Canada, as well as Lesly Cadet, Emanuel, Jethro and others from Port-au-Prince. Wade and Charles report that despite the intense hardships, they have been inspired by the hearts and the brave spirits of all the people they have encountered.
United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction
|Village of HOPE in Haiti: This is one of the 50 homes built after the 2010 earthquake, funded by faithful donors to HOPE worldwide.|