Hurricane Matthew Devastates Haiti

Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 hurricane, assaulted Haiti’s southern coast on October 4th, destroying homes and crops, sweeping away livestock and cutting off transportation. It is being described by the UN as the “largest humanitarian event” in Haiti since the devastating earthquake six years ago.

According to the Associated Press, it has been difficult to determine the number of casualties from Hurricane Matthew. “It’s the worst hurricane that I’ve seen during my life,” Fidele Nicolas, a civil protection official in Nippes, told AP. “It destroyed schools, roads, other structures.”

It has been reported that the water was shoulder high in parts of Les Cayes, near where Matthew came ashore. Many of World Team’s workers live in the Les Cayes area we are thankful that none were injured in the storm.

The majority of the churches and schools that World Team has been involved with are located in the southern peninsula which has reported devastating damage. Haiti already lacks needed resources and so the need is great!

Please pray with us for the people of Haiti and consider making a gift to the Haiti Relief Fund. It will take more resources than what are currently available to help meet the multitude of needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

World Team US: Haiti Relief

World Team Canada: Hurricane Matthew devastates Haiti

Our German Partner DMG: Nothilfe Haiti Nach Dem Hurrikan

Our German Partner VDM: Haiti hilfe Nach Hurrikan


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