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  • 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. 

  • October 6, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew aftermath: Toxic human sludge covering the streets in poverty-stricken Cite Soleil, Haiti

    An on-the-ground account of how people are living in Cite Soleil, our project country:

    “People are very desperate. In Cite Soleil, which is one of the poorest places in the Western Hemisphere, the floods have caused toxic sewage canals to overflow. There is garbage and human waste everywhere on the streets and in living quarters and in the shanty homes that are still there. Others homes have been completely washed away.”

    Donate to our Hurricane Mathew relief efforts now.

  • October 5, 2016

    Americas / United States / Miami

    Hurricane Matthew: Sweeping through the Caribbean and targets Florida next

    Hurricane Matthew is sweeping through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It is expected that Florida and the Eastern coast of the United States will be hit by the Hurricane tomorrow (Thursday). Donate to relief efforts today.

  • October 4, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    PRESS RELEASE: On-the-Ground to Provide Emergency Relief to Haitians Battered by Hurricane Matthew

    “Families have been broken. Homes have been washed away, leaving people homeless. Already malnourished people will be even hungrier. Fresh water is needed and sanitation systems are overwhelmed. Children are living in muck. And, they need your help,” said Kathrin Jewert, Program Coordinator of Malteser International Americas, on-the-ground in Haiti.

  • October 4, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Haiti

    With staff already on-the-ground in Port-au-Prince, we are mobilizing efforts in the areas of most concern, specifically to the community of Cite Soliel, where the floods have been most damaging, and sewage canals are overflowing with garbage and human waste, and make-shift shanty homes have been washed away.

    Support our relief measures today!

  • October 3, 2016

    Americas / Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew: A voice on-the-ground in Haiti

    “In Port-au-Prince, we are awaiting Hurricane Matthew and bracing for its potentially crippling effects. We’ve prepared our compound as much as possible, so we stored enough food, water, and fuel. Our team here on the ground and partner organisations have been informed. Being prepared saves lives.” –Kathrin Jewert, Program Coordinator, on-the-ground in Haiti

    Be prepared and download Hurricane Preparedness Tips. Donate to relief efforts today.

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