It has been six months since a devastating earthquake struck southern Haiti. Thousands of people lost their lives and many more lost their homes. Our team in Haiti shares with us updates on the situation and how we can continue to pray for the people of Haiti.
‘After the earthquake hit, Tearfund was able to respond quickly; mobilising local churches and our network of Tearfund-trained first-responders,’ shares Marc Antoine, who leads Tearfund’s work in Haiti.
‘One of the ways in which we were able to support people was to give out cash transfers to those who were most affected. This is one of the best ways to help people recover, as not everyone has the same needs after a disaster, and so people are able to put the money towards what will help them specifically.’
Christon Domand, from our Haiti Team, continues, ‘Most of the people affected by the earthquake were living in make-shift tents, built with pieces of cloth and cardboard. So, there was a great need for us to focus on this.
‘Tearfund helped 100 families to rebuild their homes. This week, we went to the area to see how local communities were getting on, as well as continue to see how Tearfund could continue to help.’