100% of the money you donate will go to help survivors of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
Together with Music for Relief we are responding to Hurricane Matthew to help the survivors in Haiti.
Music for Relief will be concentrating efforts in the most affected areas of Esmeralda and Manabi. 100% of your funds will support the timely delivery of safe water to help prevent the spread of waterborne diseases that could lead to a public health crisis. For survivors, basic assistance could mean the difference between life and death.
We urgently need your help to reach as many people as possible.
Haiti is not prepared for a major hurricane. 60,000 people are still living in tents and temporary shelter following the 2010 earthquake and heavy deforestation puts many parts of the country at risk of landslides. Heavy rainfall and flooding exacerbate risks for cholera, typhoid, and malaria, all in communities where high levels of malnutrition already exist.
Based on reports from the ground, many rural communities did not receiving any preparedness or evacuation information. We are expecting major destruction and loss of life and property from this hurricane.
100% of funds raised will benefit survivors recovering from the hurricane with medical treatment, clean drinking water, sanitation and shelter.
Hurricane Matthew affected more than 2.1 million people in Haiti, of whom 1.4 million are in need of humanitarian relief; casualties have been estimated between 500 and 800 people.
At least 146,735 homes were either destroyed, heavily damaged, or flooded. Damage to crops ranges from 60 percent to nearly 100 percent in affected communities, with significant loss of livestock.
35 health facilities in the hardest hit region were affected by strong winds and floods, and 11 out of 33 hospitals are damaged. Damaged cholera treatment facilities are a priority concern given the likelihood of an increase in cholera in the aftermath of the hurricane.
510 new suspected cases of cholera have been reported in affected areas, and damage to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure further compounds the potential spread of cholera and other waterborne disease.
“The situation in Cayes is catastrophic! Flooding throughout the city and trees ripped out of the ground. All the crops are ruined, and it was time for the plantain harvest, a main staple, so hunger will be a problem. Any building not made out of concrete has been washed away. We’ve heard from most of our 10 trainers there, but not all. All of their houses are damaged. But the main concern there is the shantytown we work in. Most people stayed to guard their belongings. No one’s been able to get through to the area because of the flooding. We hope to get through to that community later this afternoon.
The school area was struck hard as well but the school fared very well. Only the gutters and a small part of the roof damaged. Several families stayed there in the storm. Many dwellings in Deuxieme Plaine were damaged and about 300 injured.
Matthew was the biggest storm to hit Haiti in 52 years. It was the last thing these great people needed.”
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