American Jewish World Service's Response to Hurricane Matthew Crisis

Operational Summary: 

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is supporting trusted Haitian and Dominican aid and human rights organizations that are working with survivors to rebuild damaged homes and infrastructure, manage the spread of cholera, and support long-term recovery projects. Our staff member and consultant on the ground are currently conducting assessments with our 25 partners located throughout the country in order to support immediate relief and long term recovery of the communities in which they work. AJWS will prioritize communities which often do not have access to long-term humanitarian assistance such as the displaced Dominicans of Haitian Descent and migrants along the border, LGBTI communities, and those living in isolated areas such as Ile a Vache and towns within the Southern Department. AJWS has supported Haitian human rights and community based organizations for 17 years. Relief funds will prioritize our core partners who work on issues of Natural Resource Rights and Climate Justice, Sexual Health and Rights, and Civil and Political Rights. 

Crisis-Specific Donation Web Address: 
Response Type: 
Long Term Recovery and Resilience
Water and Sanitation