World Vision's Response to Hurricane Matthew Crisis

Operational Summary: 

Within hours after Hurricane Matthew’s wind and rain subsided, World Vision staff in Haiti began distributing blankets, toiletries, and bottled water to Port-au-Prince families displaced by the storm. The organization had pre-positioned relief supplies such as tarps, blankets, water containers, and hygiene kits to quickly assist impacted families.

Relief operations are expanding into Nippes, on the southwest peninsula, La Gonâve island, and the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. Initial plans include distributing supplies to about 50,000 families. Damage assessments will determine the long-term response that’s needed.

World Vision programs in 200 rural and urban communities in Haiti serve more than 900,000 people, including 58,000 sponsored children.

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Response Type: 
Water and Sanitation