The Path of the HurricaneAfter Hurricane Matthew cut a deadly path through the Caribbean and battered the coast of the southern U.S., our Emergency Team responded immediately and continues to support health services in Haiti, the country that suffered the full force of a Category 4 storm. Working with our local partners, Americares distributed aid shipments in the impact region, strengthened a distribution system, assessed needs, and supported basic health care for survivors. An emergency team also responded in the Carolinas providing medicine and supplies for free clinics in flooded communities.
Responding to Devastation in Haiti
“Now, more than a year after the storm, Americares remains in Haiti. We are committed to creating pathways to health and opportunity for families throughout the country.”
The Deadly Storm
Helping Free Clinics After Flooding in Carolinas
Confronting Crisis in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
Courtesy of MSNBC Morning Joe on the ground with Americares
Hurricane Matthew Aftermath Updates from our Relief Workers in Haiti
Americares relief workers are among the first to respond to emergencies and stay as long as needed, helping to restore health services for survivors. The organization responds to an average of 30 natural disasters and humanitarian crises worldwide each year, establishes long-term recovery projects and brings disaster preparedness programs to vulnerable communities. Americares has been working in Haiti since 1984. Over the years, we have responded to dozens of emergencies in the island nation including the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the ensuing cholera epidemic. We have been a primary, life-saving resource for the treatment and prevention of cholera, a major health threat in the aftermath of the storm.
- Read the latest report: One-Year Hurricane Matthew ER Progress Report
- Press release: Americares Medical Aid Arrives in Haiti, Team Deploys in Florida
- For the most up-to-date information, please follow @Americares on Twitter.