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Thousands of children and their families face the risk of cholera in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew affects water supplies.
Thousands of children and their families are at risk of cholera in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, warns child rights and humanitarian organisation Plan International.
There are already reports of a worsening epidemic, as it becomes increasingly difficult for people to access clean, safe drinking water.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, October 5, 2016 -- Plan International will be assisting up to 20,000 families affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti as the Category 4 storm has left a trail of destruction behind it.
The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.
Plan is mounting an emergency response to meet the urgent needs of storm affected Haitians.
Tropical storm Isaac left a trail of destruction in Haiti as it made a landfall on Friday night. About 400,000 homeless people are still living in makeshift camps in the country since the 2010 earthquake. They are among those who have been most affected. Strong winds and further rainfall are forecasted to cause further suffering.
Plan UK is joining the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to tackle major humanitarian crises overseas.
The international children’s charity is the first agency to join the umbrella organisation in six years.
The DEC has run joint fundraising appeals for emergency response and early recovery programmes since 1963, and most recently in the aftermath of the Pakistan floods and the earthquake in Haiti.
Fewer than half (43%) of people who donate to charity disaster appeals are told about the difference their money has made, according to new research from international children's development charity, Plan UK.
The study, which was carried out by research company ComRes on Plan's behalf, seeks to understand the public's perception of the media's reporting of humanitarian disasters.
Just one in five people (20%) who contributed to disaster appeals received some sort of communication regarding their donation.
Only 5 per cent of these were personalised; fewer than one …
Statement from the Chair
Plan entered the 2010 financial year with cautious optimism, having weathered the worst of the financial crisis. I am very happy to report that the measures we have since put in place, and the continuing efforts and commitment of our fundraising teams, programme advisors and highly dedicated staff, have all contributed to a 14 per cent rise in income to over €534 million.
Heavy rains in northeast Haiti have caused massive flooding which has displaced over 190 families in Plan communities.
Plan Haiti staff have been working with the Mayor and partner organizations in Ouanaminthe department to gain a more comprehensive assessment of the extent of flood damage and to co-ordinate relief efforts for affected families.
An estimated 500 people have been made homeless in Ferrier, where floods have rendered roads impassable. In Concilia - which is near Fort-Liberté Program Unit - 56 houses have been partially damaged by floods.
Floods hit northeast Haiti, Plan communities affected
Heavy rains have caused massive flooding in northeast Haiti, affecting several communities, including those in Ouanaminthe department where Plan works. The flooding was reportedly caused by water overflowing from the river Massacre, on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
In Ouanaminthe, 190 households have been made homeless, including 109 children. More than 100 homes have been partially damaged and 28 totally destroyed in the floods.
Acute emergency situation in Haiti has
In the south east, Plan Haiti, together with the Ministry of Health has completed delivery of medicines to Mapou (the worst affected non-Plan area). All government health posts in the surrounding Plan and non-Plan affected communities now have enough medicines to meet demand.
In the west, we are ensuring that the four different health partners, including the Ministry of Health, have sufficient medicines at each health centre to address the increased demand.
Plan is providing essential supplies and post-trauma support to the people affected by the floods and mudslides in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic (DR). The torrential rains have so far claimed more than 900 lives and left thousands homeless.