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  • April 6, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    Fifine and her family fishing again in Belle-Anse, Haiti

    With a brave heart, Fifine swallowed the anguish and despair that could have easily destroyed her spirit. Together, she and her husband, and their children fought together to pick up the pieces and resume their daily activities.

  • April 2, 2017

    Americas / Colombia

    Mudslides ravage Mocoa, Colombia

    Our hearts and prayers are with the Colombian people after torrential rains triggered severe flooding and mudslides in the city of Mocoa, in southwest Colombia, early Saturday morning. It is estimated that at least 254 people have been killed and over 200 people are missing, while 400 people are reported injured.

  • January 30, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    A promise made good in Haiti

    Making good on his commitment to see first-hand the people we are helping in the Americas, Tom Wessels, new President of…

  • January 6, 2017

    Americas / Haiti

    On the sea again in Haiti

    Marlene lives with her husband and their 6 children in Belle-Anse, in the southern part of Haiti. After Hurricane Matthew hit the island, she lost all her fishing equipment and she couldn’t take care of her family. We offered her relief and assistance, and gave her fishing material to weave new fishing traps. Now she is on the sea again, earning a living, and keeping her family healthy.

  • November 14, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Helping men to fish in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

    On October 4th, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti, bringing with it torrential rain that washed away homes and crops ready for harvest. Livelihood of all sorts were destroyed, including 180 fishermen in Belle-Anse.

  • October 31, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Haiti: Relief efforts step up following hurricane

    Malteser International’s aid efforts continue in stricken Haiti, three weeks on from Hurricane Matthew’s devastating landfall. Tools and equipment were distributed, and our staff helped clear streets and drainage channels in some of the most heavily affected areas in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. The floodwaters have mostly receded, but conditions in the country remain appalling, and the risk of a cholera epidemic is still high. Donate to relief efforts today.

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