Hurricane Matthew

Teams in Haiti Responding with Essential Relief

Hurricane Matthew: Save the Children
Photo credit: Bahare Khodabande

Aftermath of Matthew

Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful hurricane to strike Haiti in over 50 years and although the storm is behind us, its aftermath lives on.

According to the latest assessments from the Haitian government, the UN and the Pan American Health Organization:

  • 806,000 people face extreme food insecurity.
  • 116,100 children's schooling is disrupted.
  • 12,500 children at risk of acute malnutrition.
  • 2,271 cases of deadly cholera reported.

We are urgently seeking donations to our Hurricane Matthew Children's Relief Fund to maintain our presence in Haiti and to increase our lifesaving relief efforts there.

Our Efforts in Haiti

Save the Children has been on the ground in Haiti responding to the urgent needs of children and families in the hardest hit regions of the country. Here are some highlights of our work:

Health and Nutrition

  • 150-160 patients seen per day.
  • 1,600 children and adults treated in remote areas where no other aid is available.

Non-Food Relied Distributions

  • 10,900 people reached with food and hygiene supplies.
  • 700 "baby kits" of diapers, shampoo and towels distributed.

Education

  • Learning materials provided for 6,000 teachers and children.
  • 27 schools assessed for repairs and rebuilding.

Child Protection

  • Child-friendly safe spaces for play and emotional support from trained facilitators.
  • Increased child protection training.
  • Ensuring shelters and orphanages follow minimum standards of care.

For those living in Haiti, the toll of Hurricane Mathew is an everyday reminder. With your help, we can continue saving lives and giving hope to those so desperately in need. Please donate today!

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