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Background

On October 4, 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, killing more than 800 people and leaving thousands displaced and living in temporary shelters. The category 4-strength storm, with winds gusting to 230 km/h, heavy rain and flooding, caused massive damage to infrastructure, homes and crops in many communities, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases. The country was still vulnerable to disasters, not having fully recovered from the 2010 earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic.

Outline of Needs

14 Oct 2016 description
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 14, 2016) — 1.4 million Haitian people, including 600,000 children, are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance following Hurricane Matthew last week. Save the Children is rapidly scaling up operations from its base in Camp Perrin and has deployed teams to provide initial relief.

By the end of the week, Save the Children aims to have helped 5,000 people with immediate needs including food, clean water, hygiene supplies, household items, mosquito nets, jerry cans and baby items.

10 Oct 2016 description
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 10, 2016) — As the death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew continues to mount by the hour, Save the Children has joined the ministry of health, other major humanitarian aid organizations and UN agencies in calling for an expedited response to the disaster including providing immediate relief supplies to head off a catastrophic outbreak of cholera.

10 Oct 2016 description
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Dr Unni Krishnan is a doctor and clinical lead for our Emergency Health Unit – a network of medical teams who can be deployed to emergencies in just 72 hours. He is currently working in Haiti, helping children affected by Hurricane Matthew.

A devastating storm

When Hurricane Matthew smashed into Haiti on 4 October, it was the worst storm to hit the country in half a century.

10 Oct 2016 description
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Media Contact: Erin Taylor 267.250.8829 (M)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 9, 2016) — As the full extent of the devastation in Haiti becomes known, children are not only unable to access basic necessities and medical care but are also facing a unique set of risks that make them particularly vulnerable, Save the Children is warning.

06 Oct 2016 description
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 6, 2016) — Up to 130,000 vulnerable children in Haiti are estimated to be out of school following the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Matthew, Save the Children is warning. A number of schools supported by the organization have been damaged, and many others are being used as temporary shelters.

Save the Children has worked in Haiti for over 40 years. It supports 131 schools, including 27 in the departments of Sud and Grand’Anse and 39 in Port-au Prince.

05 Oct 2016 description
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Save the Children prepared to help children families in Haiti bracing the effects of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm and the strongest in almost a decade, pounded the southern coast of Haiti on Tuesday morning with winds of 145 mph causing flooding, extensive damage, and reportedly claiming several lives.