CWS launched an immediate appeal for donations to provide food, safe water and cholera protection after Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti on October 4. Local partner Institut Culturel Karl Lévêque (ICKL) has put aside its normal programme with vulnerable settlements on the edge of towns and in isolated rural communities to focus on urgent needs.
After consultation with these communities ICKL has submitted a NZ$1.2 million proposal to help more than 10,000 families who have lost homes, livestock and gardens. A further 50,000 families will benefit indirectly from their plan to distribute food, shelter materials, seeds, goats, water purification tablets, rehydrating salt, and information on cholera protection.
Director Marc-Arthur Fils-Aimé writes, “We know you understand our approach and we expect an appropriate response to ease the plight of families.”
The UN says 1.4 million people are in need of immediate food aid—for 806,000 the need is extreme.
Please support the Haiti Hurricane Appeal. $30 will fund emergency food rations for a family using local products. $100 will fund a goat to secure long term food needs.