Haiti Disaster Relief
Hurricane Matthew leaves destructive path
On Tuesday, October 4, a Category 4 hurricane hit Haiti’s Southern Peninsula, affecting 50 percent of the population. Approximately 340,000 people have been displaced in the worst winds and most dangerous rains registered in the country, since 1963, according to the National Meteorological Center. Approximately 1,000 people have died.
The natural disaster has caused floods and mudslides, which have destroyed homes, schools and churches, blocked main roadways, destroyed agricultural farms and carried away cattle and small livestock. Sadly, the 1,300 emergency shelters prepared to receive the 340,000 displaced people falls short of what’s needed.
CCFC is working with an international partner to provide food, water, first aid and mobile toilets and will continue to monitor the situation to determine where help is most needed.