Hurricane Alpha - the latest storm to affect Haiti

Hurricane Alpha, the record-breaking 22nd storm of the Hurricane season has left 26 dead in the Carribean. Alpha has had limited impact on the communities that Plan work with in the south-eastern part of Haiti, but other areas along the Dominican border and in western Haiti have been severely damaged. Amongst these is the the remote community of Anse-A-Pitre, which Plan staff have visited by helicopter together with representatives from the UN, WHO, Caritas and the government.

In response to this latest hurricane, Plan is:

- working with other agencies to provide emergency relief

- helping to restock damaged community pharmacies

- working with the Ministry of Health to treat the water distribution system, which has been polluted.