Lutheran World Relief's Response to Hurricane Matthew Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Lutheran World Relief has staff on the ground in Haiti and is coordinating with key partners and the Haitian government to best direct an emergency response to Hurricane Matthew.  The immediate response, which now amounts to nearly $1 million, will reach 50,000 people in some of the most affected areas (this includes 4,600 people reached with 100 community water filtration units). LWR is also supporting distributions led by Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) that will reach more than 10,000 people. NCA is distributing hygiene kits that include water purification tablets, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste and laundry soap. The same families are also receiving LWF shelter kits, which include 2 tarps, 2 blankets and rope per the Haitian Government guidelines.

In addition to these items, LWR is shipping 7,260 Quilts, 8,740 Personal Care Kits, 6,500 School Kits, 1,200 Baby Care Kits and 3,000 pounds of soap as part of our Material Resource assistance program. These items will be distributed in the South West by LWF and in the North West by LWR’s partner Ansanm pou yon DEmen Miyò an Ayiti (ADEMA). In joint effort with ADEMA and the ACT Alliance, LWR’s immediate and longer term response in the North West will also focus on food security through the distribution of seeds, livestock and fishing equipment, and a cash-for-work program to continue the cleaning of roads and irrigation canals. Targeted communities include Bombardopolis, Baine-de-Henne, Mole Saint Nicolas, and Jean Rabel.  For the Nippes and South Department  LWR is currently drafting an extended response to reach affected families in the remote communities of La Mondrit, Melon and Robert (South) and Baradères (Nippes) with the support of local partners. This immediate assistance will support families with household reconstruction, provision of agricultural seeds and clearing of irrigation canals.

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Response Type: 
Early Recovery
Long Term Recovery and Resilience