On October 4, 2016 Hurricane Matthew made landfall on the south-western tip of Haiti, battering the country with winds of over 220km/h, 3 meter waves and 50-100cm of rain. In some areas, the damage was more extensive than the 2010 earthquake.

Hurricane Matthew left over 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance, the death toll was 546 people.

World Renew has been responding since October 2016.

While initial support included emergency supplies, like food and clean drinking water, the long-term assistance has focused on reconstruction. New latrines and hurricane-resistant homes have been constructed for 900 of the most vulnerable families. With funding from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, World Renew is also helping farmers recover their livelihoods so they can again support their families.

This has been possible because of your support! The need in Haiti continues to be great and your continued support will allow World Renew to help even more families.

Please donate today to the Hurricane Matthew response, and keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.