Concern has worked in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere with a population of 10.1 million, since 1994 and had a team of 106 staff in the country when the hurricane hit with winds of up to 233kph.
Haiti was also revealed yesterday [Monday] as having an “alarming” level of hunger in the latest Global Hunger Index and is fourth from the bottom of the index, which was launched by Concern Worldwide and German aid agency Welthungerhilfe.
Concern sent a team of expert emergency relief workers called the Rapid Deployment Unit (RDU) to Haiti over the weekend, who included two men from Dublin, Peter Doyle, an emergency programme manager from Ballinteer, and logistics adviser Graham Woodcock from Glasnevin.
Concern is advocating for a coordinated response in the very badly hit Haitian island of La Gonave, where staff are carrying out assessments of the damage with other relief organisations, World Vision and French Red Cross.
For more information or for an interview with Nellie Kingston the Concern Haiti Country Director, please contact communications officer Kevin Jenkinson at 0863582886 or email@example.com.