One Month After Hurricane Matthew
It’s been one month since Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti. According to recent estimates, 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance, 800,000 are food insecure and more than 140,000 are living in shelters. As much as 90 percent of crops and livestock were destroyed – sources of food and income families can no longer rely on.
Heavy rain throughout the month of October caused more flooding in the hard-hit South, and made delivering much needed aid a challenge. The rain also made already vulnerable families even more susceptible to water and mosquito borne illnesses. Malaria cases are expected to increase by the end of November, and cholera cases have already spiked with 3,500 suspected cases reported in the last three weeks.
Project Medishare and our partners have been working tirelessly to help those in need. Due to the generosity of donors and supporters, we have provided 110 tons of supplies to affected families, including water purification tablets, mosquito nets, medications, medical supplies, and food and hygiene kits. In addition, our medical staff and volunteers have delivered care to more than 4,000 patients, treating a variety of conditions from infected wounds to fevers to spinal cord injuries.
Our ability to quickly respond to this disaster would not have been possible without our donors, volunteers and supporters. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive field updates and additional information on our Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.
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