EXTREME FLOODING IN HAITI – DISASTER RELIEF NEEDED
Since Thursday, June 3rd, heavy rains have fallen causing massive flash flooding across all of Haiti has and is causing significant structural damage, taking lives, and adding to the already fragile state of the country New York Times: World Intervention Haiti Crisis.
The devastation from this extreme weather event is projected to magnify the effects of the violence, starvation, and the healthcare crisis the country has endured for the past two years ABC WORLD NEWS: Haiti gang violence and growing humanitarian crisis. Our communities are among the 1.8 mil people of the country facing famine conditions. Another 4.8 mil (almost half the population) are at a level 4 out of 5 for food insecurity, meaning they may only eat every 3-4 days. Significant amounts of children are being reported with severe mal-nutrition or “wasting”. Your help is desperately needed.
There is massive flooding across all ten regions of Haiti. The South and Southeast regions hit hardest (Peredo is located in the Southeast).
The first report of human and habitat impact for the Southeast is as follows:
- 800 FAMILIES AFFECTED (does not equate total people)
- 50 DAMAGED HOMES
- 500 FLOODED HOMES
- 5 DEATHS
We expect these numbers will rise as the waters recede and remote areas are accessible. Rain is expected to continue through Wednesday of this week. Your help is desperately needed.
URGENT NEEDS for the Peredo Community:
- CLEAN WATER
- MEDICAL CARE
Because of the inability to transport items into and through the country, even without the rain, we are attempting to find what we can in Haiti, although everything is scarce. If supplies are found in the country and are able to be transported via helicopter, this will take additional funds to purchase and transport. This is where your help is desperately needed. Please help us spread the word of the needs!
CLICK HERE to give to the disaster relief fund.
We thank you for your continuous support and prayers during this time.