A group of people wading through floodwaters in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew hit

Hurricane Matthew Appeal

Help provide urgently needed shelter, clean drinking water and food kits

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

Thousands of people lost their homes.   

Crops were flattened and livestock swept away, destroying people’s livelihoods.

Extensive flooding contaminated the water, leading to the spread of cholera.

We’re helping people recover after Hurricane Matthew 

Our partner KORAL (Kounbite pou Ranfose Aksyon Lakay) is distributing water purification tablets and training people about the risks of cholera.

They’re also making sure that houses are rebuilt and damaged roofs repaired, allowing the most vulnerable families to leave the shelter of churches and schools and return home. 

Long-term support after Hurricane Matthew

Our partner MISSEH (Mission Sociale des Eglises Hatiennes) will distribute seeds and livestock to families so they can rebuild their livelihoods, while cash grants from VETERIMED will also help people who lost fishing equipment, and reserves of food and seeds, to get back on their feet.

And we’ll continue to build on the successful work we’ve been doing since the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010. 

Following the earthquake, we built 700 specially designed earthquake-resistant homes. These houses survived the hurricane, with just one losing its roof.

So even though the families who live in them lost their farms and livelihoods when the storm hit, they have at least been able to offer shelter to others who no longer have a safe place to call home. 

Please give to our Hurricane Matthew Appeal

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.

Your donations are providing:

Shelter icon – a house


Water icon – water droplet


Hygiene kit icon - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap

Hygiene kits

Cash and vouchers icon

Cash and vouchers

Photos from Haiti

Viola sits in front of her house in south Haiti

Viola from Torbeck in southern Haiti

Viola sits outside her home in Torbeck, southern Haiti, trying to dry her bed, clothes and other belongings. She lost the roof of her home during Hurricane Matthew and has been left in a desperate situation after the storm destroyed all of the banana crops in her backyard.

Christian Aid and our local partners are distributing shelter materials, water purification tablets, food kits and cash to help people survive in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and rebuild their lives. 

Roseline's home was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew

Roseline's home was destroyed

Hurricane Matthew destroyed Roseline’s house, leaving her family, including her five children, homeless. She’s staying at a nearby school, but values her independence and wants to return home and restart her business.

Christian Aid is providing shelter materials and cash to families like Roseline’s to help them rebuild their lives.

How we work in an emergency

We're based in countries affected by disasters so we can be there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term. Through our work with local organisations in these countries, we can talk directly to the people affected to provide the most useful emergency response.  

Find out more about our approach