Hurricane Matthew: The Aftermath
In October of 2016, Category 4 Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti 2.1 million people were affected; 1.4 million were in need of humanitarian aid, including 560,000 children. Save the Children was among the first on the ground, offering healthcare, shelter, food and water and educational support after the storm. Thanks to the incredible response of our donors, we raised over 8 million USD globally, enabling us to provide hurricane relief to 98,561 people in the departments of Sud and Grand Anse.
Since the hurricane struck, we have been working hard to support the most vulnerable girls and boys and their families. The Emergency Health Unite (EHU) team provided healthcare in hard to reach areas, plus we repaired classrooms and health facilities, and we’ve provided materials to repair homes.
One year after the hurricane in Haiti, there were many signs that the people were on the road to recovery. Then Hurricane Irma struck, causing mudslides, crop flooding and more infrastructure damage. Save the Children remains in Haiti, supporting lives, giving families relief, and helping provide children education. Read more about Hurricane Irma.