Our Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti So Far
Since our last update, the CMMB team in Haiti has been exceptionally busy continuing to procure, pack, transport and distribute emergency supplies.
This hasn’t been easy – continuing heavy rains have compounded the damage done by Hurricane Matthew. With bridges still out, most of the traffic getting to and from the southern part of the island uses a rough, minor road that is longer and very slow.
With other relief agencies now bringing in food to the areas we have been working in, we have scaled back slightly on that part of our relief work and are maintaining our focus on water, sanitation and other non-food items such as hygiene kits and medical supplies that will help households recover.
There is a very real threat of significant numbers of people becoming infected with cholera. Our top priority is preventing its spread. We recently established a partnership to procure water filtration kits at a heavy discount, which are simple to set up, use and maintain, and which will virtually eliminate the threat of cholera if used properly.
A generous gift of $100 will buy a household recovery kit for a family of five. This kit provides:
- Water purification tablets, to prevent cholera
- Hygiene kits
- Household supplies
We will continue to provide updates in the coming weeks. Please consider supporting our work.