The objective of this operation is to ensure that people affected by Hurricane Matthew in the Sud, Grand’Anse, Nippes, Sud-Est, Ouest and Nord-Ouest departments receive appropriate assistance in a timely, effective, and efficient manner; and that they are provided with the necessary support in order to recover with increased disaster resilience. Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October as a Category 4 hurricane, generating the largest humanitarian emergency in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreak. The hurricane caused extensive flooding and mudslides and brought massive destruction in the departments of Grand’Anse, Sud, Nippes, Sud-Est, Ouest and Nord-Ouest. According to the Government of Haiti, 546 deaths and 438 injuries have been confirmed. The Haiti Government issued a red alert and international humanitarian assistance officially requested. In the Grand’Anse, Nippes, Sud-Est, Ouest and Nord-Ouest departments.
The response is focusing on health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion; shelter (including household non-food items); livelihoods, food security; disaster risk reduction and restoring family links. The response also includes components of community engagement and accountability and safer access.
The Project aims at assisting 147,500 people in the vulnerable areas.