World Vision is deeply concerned about the impact of Hurricane Irma on families in Haiti and is prepositioning basic food and hygiene items to meet the needs of affected families. We will also work to ensure that affected children are secure and supported in child-friendly spaces
For Canadians who want to make inquiries about how to help and the status of their sponsored children, please call toll-free 1-800-654-2650. For more information about our Hurricane Irma relief efforts, visit: http://www.worldvision.ca/stories/disaster-relief/hurricane-irma-update-and-facts
The people of Haiti are survivors. But deep poverty is compounded by devastating storms and lack of infrastructure. In this mix, one focus of our programs has been children’s education as we repair school buildings, support children’s studies and have been piloting some new education initiatives.
Addressing the health needs of children in Haiti is another priority. Farmers are trained in small-scale vegetable production and given access to tools and seeds so they can supply their families with nutritious food and generate an income through sales at local markets. We’ve also worked to strengthen local health clinics, helping more people to get the care they need, when they need it.