Your help is urgently needed to provide support to families and children in Haiti today. Donate below, or call 1-800-268-3950
Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti with powerful winds coupled with torrential rainfall. Homes have been damaged, crops destroyed and over 1000 people have died. During the storm, families fled their homes to seek shelter in over-crowded churches and safe zones.
Haiti is still recovering and rebuilding from the devastating earthquake in 2010. The violent winds and flooding from Hurricane Matthew have put even more families and children’s basic safety at risk. They are also increasing the chance of food insecurity and water-borne disease (like Cholera) spreading following the storm.
World Vision is distributing lifesaving essentials such as clean water, blankets, hygiene kits and other emergency supplies to families. Looking forward, Haiti will need help to replant crops, and rebuild damaged homes, schools and clinics.
We need your assistance to continue these crucial interventions.
- World Vision has so far reached over 33,000 people with critical aid.
- There are 8617 Canadian-sponsored children in World Vision Haiti communities.
- World Vision has been working in Haiti for 38 years and impacted a total of 310,000 children.
- During the Haiti earthquake, World Vision provided emergency shelter for 200,000 people.
- 131,000 children in Haiti are acutely malnourished.
- Some 600,000 Haitians still live in temporary home constructed after the 2010 earthquake. These homes are extremely vulnerable to flooding and landslides.
- Waterborne diseases like cholera are widespread in Haiti, and could worsen as communities experience flooding.
- As many as 1 million children, and half of Haiti's total population, are expected to be affected by Hurricane Matthew.
For more information and updates on World Vision’s work in Haiti, please visit our country page