The Haiti hurricane happened a month and a half ago and we have been keeping in touch with the rescuers and organizations. The restoration progress was far from optimal, in some case degrading, in Haiti with emerging health and sheltering challenges. Our prayers and awareness to the conditions of this island country in the Pacific is still sorely needed though media interest has died down. Pajé, a teacher who fortunately escaped to a town nearby with her mom during the hurricane Matthew, was greeted by seriously destroyed debris when she returned home. Tears came down as she found that place could no longer be called home with the entire roof gone. She is in desperate need of a
Integral Alliance launched a Disaster Response for Hurricane Matthew on 6/10/16. Seventeen Integral Members have now opted into the response, with a further one considering how they can be involved … Overall it is estimated that 1.4 million people have been affected by this Category 4 Hurricane which struck the southwest coast of Haiti 0700 local time (1200 GMT) on 4 October. According to the latest government figures, 1,410,900 people, including 592,600 children, are in need of humanitarian aid. So far, at least 1,000 people have been reported dead. More than 200,000 houses have been severely damaged or destroyed. [Source here]. Six of our Members have existing long term work in Haiti – Food for the Hungry (USA), Medical Teams International
According to the Haitian Ministry of Interior, more than 19% of the Haitian population -2,1 million persons- has been affected by the hurricane and more than 12% -1,4 million persons- are in need of urgent assistance in different departments of the country. [ReliefWeb] After years of drought, Haiti was predicted to have a good harvest this year; however, the hurricane destroyed most of the crops in affected areas. Please pray for the affected families, particularly those who are most vulnerable. Pray that they will have emergency food assistance and plenty of food supply in the coming months. Madam Viergela Sainmistil standing by the remains of her belongings Up till now, at least 14,530 people displaced. Pray for God’s protection to them and for safe shelters.
Real situation in Haiti reported by BBC On Oct 3rd, 2016, Matthew landed on regions of Haiti as a category-4 hurricane. Still recovering from a magnitude 7 earthquake back in 2010, Haiti is devastated by the strongest hurricane in the past decade which causes serious floods and tall waves that threatens the people’s lives and properties. Teams from several member institutions of Integral Alliance (IA) are deployed to evaluate the damage and to plan the relief actions. Medair, one of the members of IA, states that coastal families are vulnerable to cholera outbreaks in addition to the imminent danger of being swept by huge waves, heavy rains, floods, and strong winds. Another member of IA, the World Relief,