Tag: Hurricane Matthew

Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever
Haiti, News

Haiti More Vulnerable Than Ever

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — Haiti may have been largely spared from this year’s worst hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — but it is still picking up the pieces from disastrous Matthew last year. That hurricane, which struck a year ago to the day, killed more than 500 people and caused two billion dollars in…

Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later
Haiti, News

Hurricane Matthew: A Year Later

Hurricane Matthew was a devastating blow, forcing more than 175,000 people from their homes and leaving 750,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance. In the months following the storm, nonprofit Mercy Corps, with the help of generous donors, provided urgent supplies like shelter kits and cash, which enabled people to purchase what they needed most while also infusing cash into local economies.

Organization Pushes for Sustainable Solutions to Cholera, Typhoid
Haiti, Health & Science

Organization Pushes for Sustainable Solutions to Cholera, Typhoid

By Wyatt Massey

Stopping the spread of disease is one of the most pressing issues in the country after the hurricane. As of Oct. 25, PANO/WHO estimated 3,423 suspected cholera cases. Cholera is a virus, spread by contaminated water, that severely dehydrates those with the disease. Haiti’s Ministry of Health announced a vaccination campaign starting Nov. 8 to bring 1 million oral vaccines to areas affected by cholera.

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