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  • October 14, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew clean-up relief: Families and communities receiving needed clean-up kits

    Plastic bottles and trash are covered in sewage and crunch under our staff’s shoes, while kids run about not wearing any shoes to protect their little feet. The stench is overwhelming. We’ve been helping families and communities to remove the sewage and trash that flooded into their shack. You can help with the relief efforts. Donate today.

  • October 13, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    On-the-ground in Cite Soleil after Hurricane Matthew: Damage is extensive and much help is needed in Haiti

    Malteser International Americas relief teams have been walking the sewage and garbage covered alleys of Cite Soleil to meet with families and community leaders to see how to best help the most vulnerable in the wake of the hurricane last week. Damage is extensive and much help is needed. Sewage canals burst causing toxic waste to flood the streets and shacks. Donate to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts now.

  • October 12, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    After Hurricane Matthew the smell of feces and sewage is unbearable for Ginette Fevrier and her 6 children

    Ginette Février is a mother of 6 children and living in Truitier, Cité Soleil, and nothing about their lives is easy. Like many people in this slum, she and her children live close to the garbage filled channels in harsh conditions, often forced to search in the garbage for food or material to sell. After Hurricane Matthew the zone reeks of garbage and the smell of feces and sewage is unbearable.  And, garbage trucks are now openly dumping feces into the streets. This is no way for a mother and her children to live. Help to restore dignity to Ginette, her newborn baby, and her family.

  • October 11, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    On-the-ground account: 750,000 people living in hellish conditions and need aid in Haiti

    What we are seeing is that families and children are facing hellish conditions. The sewage channels overflowed from the floodwaters forcing toxic, stagnant water polluted with sewage, garbage, and physical remains into tents, shanties, and shacks. This is no environment for humans to live. Give today to our Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

  • October 10, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds of thousands living in appalling conditions that threaten to cause an epidemic

    “Hurricane Matthew was one of the most devastating storms to strike Haiti in decades. Homes, lives, and livelihoods have been washed away leaving hundreds of thousands of people in urgent need of aid – living in inhumane conditions that threaten to cause an epidemic, like cholera,” said Ravi Tripptrap, Executive Director, Malteser International Americas. “We’ve been in Haiti for 6.5 years and have become a trusted resource in the communities, and we are positioned to immediately help the survivors who need us the most. They need our help now.” Donate today and help Haiti rebuild.

  • October 7, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew aftermath: Nearly 500 Haitians lost their lives and 350,000 in need of assistance

    Malteser International Americas staff continue to work with our local partners on the ground to survey Cite-Soleil, Bell-Anse, and other regions destroyed by floods and hurricane winds. The hurricane tore through the very few latrines in the areas and destroyed clean drinking water infrastructure. After the earthquake in 2010, cholera spread throughout the country killing thousands of people. With the unsafe, unsanitary conditions people are living in after the hurricane, a cholera outbreak is a great concern. Give today to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. 

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