Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the Western Tiburon Peninsula of Haiti, near the town of Les Anglais around 7:00 a.m. EDT on October 4, 2016, as a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. Hurricane Matthew is the third strongest hurricane on record, and Haiti’s strongest hurricane in 52 years. Hurricane Matthew’s extreme rains, large storm surge, and Category 4 winds resulted in significant damage, including extreme flooding and wind damage in southern Haiti. Hundreds of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals were damaged or destroyed, as well as most crops in the highly agricultural southwestern region of the country. Emergency shelter, food, and clean water (to counter diseases like cholera) are key initial concerns for the approximately 2.1 million Haitians impacted by the effects of the storm according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The following CCRDA members are responding with supplies and support:

 

ADRA Canada

Compassion Canada

Engineering Ministries International (eMi) Canada

ERDO Canada

FIDA/pcH

FH Canada

Food for the Poor Canada

HPIC

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Samaritan's Purse Canada

World Renew

World Vision