Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, 2016, is responsible for the worst humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. Matthew caused major losses across the country, especially in the southwestern peninsula, destroying agricultural production and causing significant damage to houses and infrastructure.
On October 4, Hurricane Matthew ripped through the coast of Haiti’s Sud department, leaving devastation in its wake. More than 75% of agriculture was destroyed and recent reports put the number of people in need of assistance at 1.4 million. Matthew displaced some 175,509 people, most of whom are now living in 307 temporary shelters.
Fanm Deside accompanies and supports women in need. It is an advocate for their rights with different governmental institutions and non-governmental organizations. It is active in public education against violence, in activities related to women’s health and in promoting gender equality. In addition, Fanm Deside offers shelter to women victims of domestic violence in Haiti’s Southeast Department.
This past September 18th, the principals, inspectors and student honorees from some thirty schools in the Department of Artibonite gathered together in Gonaïves. In view of the exploit of a 100% pass rate at the 9th grade examinations in June 2015, it was a time for celebrations with a ceremony that also honoured the four student with the best exam results in the Department! Representatives of the Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) were in attendance as guests.
CECI is continuously working to support the earthquake survivors of April 25 and May 12 earthquakes, and several subsequent aftershocks. CECI responded to the immediate relief needs by distributing tarpaulins, food items, hygiene kits, kitchen utensils, water filters, solar lanterns, and basic medicine packets in coordination with local partners, benefitting more than 22,000 people of Sindhupalchowk and Kavrepalanchowk. CECI Nepal also conducted psychosocial counselling sessions through local partners to the needy ones in the target districts.
Three months since the Great Earthquake, life of earthquake affected people is gradually gaining normalcy but not without the deep scar left behind by the devastating earthquake. People along with support from government, international and local organizations are now moving forward with recovery, rehabilitation and rebuilding activities.
CECI Nepal kick-started recovery activities in 2 districts (Sindhupalchowk and Lalitpur) as a humanitarian response to Nepal earthquake - 2015.
After earthquake of April 25 and aftershock of May 12:
A 7.8 Richter scale (USGS) devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, 2015 that killed about 8,800 people, displaced millions of people, and caused physical damage worth millions of rupees. Hundreds of subsequent aftershocks including a 7.3 magnitude (USGS) earthquake on May 12 further damaged the already weakened structures and claimed more lives. Just 30 minutes after the 7.3 quake, an aftershock of 6.3 magnitude hit the country. There have been hundreds of aftershocks to date from this event of magnitude 5.0 or higher.
Montreal, April 27, 2015 – The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck outside the Nepalese capital, Katmandu, on April 25 has taken the lives of more than 3,351 people and injured over 6,883 others, according to a statement issued today by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Reports are worsening by the hour as powerful aftershocks continue to wreak havoc throughout the devastated country.
CECI’s Nepal team already on the scene
MESSAGE FROM THE COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
We are pleased to present you this latest edition of IMPACT, the CECI Nepal newsletter. In this issue you will get a glimpse of our major activities between August and December, 2014.
On January 12, 2010, Haiti was struck by a powerful earthquake with unprecedented repercussions on the lives of Haitians and the country’s development.
Jean Renel Sanon, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, and Gilles Rivard, Interim Chargé of the Canadian Embassy, conducted the inauguration of the new Courthouse building and the Kenscoff City Hall in the south of Haiti.
Montréal - 11 août 2005 - Sécheresse majeure, récoltes dévastées par les criquets pèlerins et prochaines semences utilisées pour tout simplement s'alimenter, le Niger vit aujourd'hui la pire crise alimentaire de son histoire, la famine décime la population.
Montreal, September 28, 2004 -- In aid of the hundreds of thousands of victims of the devastation in northern Haiti, CECI is preparing an emergency response plan that will be implemented with the support of generous financial contributions from the public, from private institutions and from provincial and federal government agencies.
On the night of September 18-19, the city of Gonaives was hit by a flood that followed tropical storm Jeanne as it passed through the country's northern region, with devastating consequences. Roads, drainage canals and even the ground floors of homes, …
Montréal, le 24 septembre 2004 - Afin de venir en aide aux centaines de milliers de sinistrés victimes de la catastrophe dans le nord d'Haïti, le CECI entend mettre en œuvre aux Gonaïves un plan d'intervention qui sera réalisé grâce aux généreuses contributions financières du public, des institutions privées ainsi que des agences gouvernementales du Canada et du Québec.
Rappelons que, dans la nuit du 18 au 19 septembre, la ville des Gonaïves a vécu une terrible inondation à la suite du passage du cyclone Jeanne sur la partie septentrionale du pays. Les conséquences sont graves.