Haiti hurricane appeal

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Haiti hurricane appeal

Support the people of Haiti to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew in Port-au-Prince. Photo by: Concern Worldwide/Andrew McConnell Panos Photography

Hurricane Matthew, the strongest Caribbean storm in nine years, is causing destruction and displacement in Haiti. 350,000 are currently in need of assistance and it's feared that up to five million people may be affected.

This vulnerable population has already suffered far too much loss in recent years.

The hurricane, which reached the island early on Tuesday 4 October, brought torrential rains, winds of up to 230 km per hour, storm surge and floods. Key infrastructure, including the main bridge connecting Port-au-Prince with southern areas, have been destroyed. Many homes have been swept away.

The impact could prove devastating for the people of Haiti – tens of thousands of whom are still living in tents following the destruction of the 2010 earthquake.

Concern Worldwide mobilised staff prior to the storm and pre-positioned emergency supplies – including blankets, jerry cans, aquatabs, kitchen sets and other essential provisions. Our teams are now involved in assessing the damage and the needs of those affected. 

Your support now can help to ensure that Haitians are equipped to cope with the hurricane impacts. Please help us to reduce the suffering of the people of Haiti.

Please note that all donations received for the Haiti appeal will be used only in Concern's emergency programmes.