Hurricane Matthew is the worst hurricane to hit Haiti since 1954 and has had a catastrophic effect on over two million lives:

  • 1.4 million are in need of humanitarian relief.
  • 806,000 people are in need of urgent food aid.
  • 141,493 people are displaced and living in temporary shelters.
  • In certain areas, up to 90% of the crops have been destroyed.

Tearfund got to work straight away with our partners in Haiti, providing emergency supplies of food, hygiene kits, water purification kits and seeds, as well as emergency cash grants. So, far we have provided assistance to over 32,000 beneficiaries.

Whilst doing this our workers and partners started assessing the longer-term needs. Among the priorities for the months and years to come in Haiti are:

  • Training local builders in how to build hurricane and earthquake resistant housing and roofing roofing.
  • Funding farmers to purchase new seeds, tools and livestock to address food security and loss of income.
  • Training pastors in Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) to prevent cholera from spreading.
  • Getting children back to school by rebuilding schools and replenishing educational materials.

Haiti is a desperately poor and vulnerable nation and your generous support will help the nation rebuild itself, stronger and more resilient than before.

Haiti Emergency Appeal

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