Hurricane Matthew has devastated Haiti. Please give today to help children and their families affected by this disaster.
Haiti Hurricane Appeal
On 5 October 2016, Hurricane Matthew - a category 4 storm - bore down on Haiti bringing torrential rain, life-threatening floods and mudslides. It was the region’s strongest hurricane for over 50 years. 1,000 people have been killed and 1,400,000 still need basic humanitarian assistance.
One of the world’s poorest countries, Haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that brought widespread destruction, affecting over 3.5 million lives. As a result, around 175,000 people are still living in temporary shelters, dealing with cholera outbreaks and trying to get back on their feet. The scale of this disaster is considerable - and we urgently need your help to reach the most vulnerable - who are almost always children.
As we continue to distribute essential items such as blankets, baby kits and water purifiers, we are looking at projects to help restore livelihoods, such as seed-planting initiatives.
At times like these, parents often feel unable to protect their children and the children themselves become increasingly upset living in squalid, makeshift conditions.
How your money can help
- £54 can provide a mother with an essential baby kit
- £120 could pay for a shelter kit which contains a range of items designed to help families who have lost their homes and belongings
- £350 could help us to set up a child friendly space, giving children a safe place to go where they can be cared for and protected
While powerful Hurricane Matthew bore down on the island of Haiti, World Vision was preparing to help those whose lives may be affected.
World Vision launches Haiti Hurricane Appeal as storm leaves over four million children at risk and 300 deadFriday 07, Oct, 2016
World Vision launches Haiti Hurricane Appeal as storm leaves over four million children at risk and 300 dead
World Vision scales up plans to set up protection centres for children in the aftermath of Hurricane MatthewFriday 14, Oct, 2016
International children’s charity World Vision is scaling up efforts to establish safe spaces to help children come to terms with loss in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.