Emergency: Haiti Hurricane
On Tuesday 4th October, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries. Over 900 people have died and at least 1.5 million need urgent help.
Please help the most vulnerable people affected by the hurricane in Haiti.
What are we doing to help?
Our team is on the ground, working tirelessly to reach out to disabled people in the worst affected areas. We have been working with local partners in Haiti for over 30 years to support some of the most vulnerable people in the country: helping people with disabilities and providing medical care and rehabilitation to those who need it most.
With our partners, we're making sure people with disabilities and their families can access psychological support and relief aid, such as shelter. Farms and market gardens were devastated by the hurricane, so we're distributing seeds, tools, chickens and goats to help restore livelihoods. And we're working with specialised schools and rehabilitation centres that were damaged in the storm to help them rebuild and recover.
Reaching those most vulnerable
An estimated 1 in 7 people in Haiti live with some form of disability. At times of disaster, they are among the most affected and the last to receive help. They may not be able to see, hear or understand warning messages and may find it difficult to access life-saving relief, such as food, water, shelter or medical support.
CBM has over 100 years experience of providing relief and recovery for people living with and at risk of disabilities, at times of crisis, including the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.
Your donation will help us to provide urgent support needed by people in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. In the event that initiatives receive their required funding, we’ll make sure your gift goes to help people living with disability struggling in poverty and emergency situations or where the need is greatest.
“We people with disabilities are still more vulnerable than others at time of disasters. We need support to cope"
For several days after the hurricane, Homer and his family of 8 survived on fruit fallen from trees. His house near Les Cayes lost its roof and the garden crops were destroyed.