Update on our response in Haiti

  • Date: 22/12/2016
  • Author: Jo-Ann Ward

ActionAid’s Response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Thank you to everyone who supported our response in Haiti following devastating Hurricane Matthew this year.

This is what the generosity of Irish supporters and Irish Aid has meant in Haiti:

  • ActionAid distributed 3,000 hygiene and cholera kits to 15,000 individuals. We also trained communities on how to use the kits to prevent cholera outbreaks.
  • We are providing cash to 1,000 women to finance small business ventures. This means that the women can provide for their families. And kick-start the economic recovery in the most vulnerable areas.
  • We built three safe spaces for women and a fourth is almost complete. (The aftermath of a disaster places women and girls at greater risks of all forms of gender based violence. An ActionAid Haiti rapid assessment showed that there was no privacy in the shelters for women and girls, with the potential for gender based violence to occur and some recorded cases.)
  • We repaired some key infrastructure, including works to repair of a Cassava factory, which will benefit 300-500 people (mainly women), and restored our local partner’s damaged main office.

This is just some the work that ActionAid has been able to achieve since the hurricane hit in Haiti on 4th October 2016, thanks to you!

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