Emergency Response Hurricane Matthew


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Hurricanes in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew

On October 4, 2016 Hurricane Matthew ravaged southwestern Haiti, causing 546 deaths, displacing 175,500 people and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance. Save the Children was on the ground, responding to the urgent needs of children and families – including up to 150,000 children out of school.

Health and Nutrition

Through our Emergency Health Unit, we were the first aid agency to provide health care in the community of Beaumont, which had been cut off for days after the storm.

  • Our mobile teams treated over 8,500 people.
  • Over 6,000 children were treated for malnutrition.
  • We provided more than 1,800 pregnant women with essential nutrients and vitamins.

Non-Food Relied Distributions

Close to 5,000 families received water treatment kits and were trained in how to prevent diseases like cholera.

Education

More than 8,400 children received new school materials to replace the supplies they lost.
135 teachers were trained to provide psychosocial "first aid" to emotionally traumatized children.

Child Protection

Over 6,000 children participated in our Child Friendly Space program. More than 9,000 adults received training on ways to protect children from harm.

The people of Haiti are still not fully recovered from Hurricane Matthew. Save the Children is committed to long-term goals, like improving the local health system and giving children structured support. Our goal is to reach 490,000 children and adults through these much-needed programs.

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