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.
Photos from 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
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.