Responding To Haiti Hurricane

Hurricane Matthew has swept through Haiti, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

At least 900 people are believed to have died and cholera is a major fear. The death toll is rising as emergency workers slowly start to gain access to remote areas that have been cut off by the storm.

Thousands have lost their homes. Corn and banana crops have been flattened, and livestock have been swept away. You can give to our emergency appeal using this link:

The southwest of the country has been hit hardest, with flooding there described as 'truly catastrophic'.

Prospery Raymond, Christian Aid's country manager for Haiti and Dominican Republic, said people will need a lot of support to recover.

'They'll need essential items such as hygiene kits and blankets, cash and materials to rebuild their homes, as well as seeds and livestock.' 

Winds of up to 145mph and severe flooding have knocked out mobile communications, and there has been no electricity in the southwest of the island since Tuesday afternoon.

The main bridge linking the southern peninsula to the capital has been destroyed, hampering efforts to reach affected communities with aid deliveries.  

How we're responding with your support:

As the Hurricane approached our partners helped evacuate people to shelters, and made sure that they were stocked with food over the weekend.

Through our local partner Koral, we are distributing 500 hygiene kits, 500 shelter kits, 500 food kits and roofing materials to 62 families.

Please give whatever you can today to our Hurricane Matthew Appeal so that our partners can support communities to get back on their feet sooner rather than later.

We're in this for the long haul.

Thank you.