On October 4, Hurricane Matthew violently struck Haiti and resulted in the country’s largest humanitarian emergency since the 2010 earthquake. It caused extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to road infrastructure and buildings, as well as electricity and water shortages. For continuous updates please visit the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) Website. Below are the facts as of October 21.
Many OCIC Members are working to provide emergency assistance and long-term sustained support to coordinated efforts in Haiti and the region, and greatly appreciate donations from the public. We encourage you to learn more about their work on the following appeal and information pages, and to get involved in as many ways as possible.
Canadian Red Cross
Development and Peace: Haiti Campaign | Preventative Measures Have Saved Lives | Donation Page
FIDA Haiti Campaign | Crossroads Christian Communications
Presbyterian World Service and Development (PWS&D)
Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
Rayjon Share Care
Save the Children Canada Hurricane Matthew Response | Emergencies and Survival
World Animal Protection (Updated October 25, 2016)
World Vision Canada
This page will be updated as more information becomes available.