Hurricane Matthew disaster response in Haiti
Feed the Children’s typical work consists of a child-focused community development (CFCD) program approach with four cornerstone pillars: Food & Nutrition, Health & Water, Education, and Livelihoods. We work to transform lives by improving the food & nutrition security of mothers and children, and more specifically to reduce malnutrition and poverty. In cases of natural disasters, we stand ready to support, particularly in communities where we work in order to alleviate the negative effects and continue towards the development of the community.
Feed the Children’s office in Haiti has consistent presence in 11 community in Dufresney, a rural section of Carrefour, since the 7.0 earthquake that struck the region in 2010. After Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, Feed the Children responded quickly by distributing beans, rice, and cooking oil that were in stock, as well as purchased water, hygiene kits, and tarps to help maintain the sanitation and safety of community members. The goods were distributed directly to Dufresney by Feed the Children staff. Feed the Children provided 500 families with basic essentials in the month following the disaster.
- Haiti>Ouest>Port au Prince>Carrefour
- Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
- Food Aid
- Humanitarian Aid
- Water Sanitation and Hygiene