Irish charity launches urgent appeal to raise funds for Haiti after devastating Hurricane Matthew
An Irish charity based in Haiti is launching an urgent appeal to raise much needed funds after the devastation left in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
The hurricane has been described as the fiercest Caribbean storm in over a decade and has left thousands of people homeless.
Haven was established in 2008 and has been working solely in Haiti after a number of disasters rocked the country – including an earthquake in 2010 which left over 200,000 people dead.
The charity is now asking the public to support the people of Haiti with whatever small donation they can.
The storm battered the southwest coast of the country and has flooded many of the coastal towns.
Director of Haven, John Moore, has described how the country has been affected.
“Families across Haiti are in shock after the third major natural disaster to hit the country since 2010.
"As well as the critical damage done to the their communities as a whole, some of Haven’s key livelihoods programmes - including the Christine Farm and the Income Generation Programme on the island of Île à Vache - have been destroyed.”
Haven is now accepting donations for the Hurricane Matthew recovery.
To donate, please visit Haven’s website - https://www.havenpartnership.com/donation/ - or call 01 681 5441.