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Hurricane Matthew Appeal

Hurricane Matthew swept through Haiti, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.

A literacy class in Sierra Leone

Thousands of people lost their homes.  

Crops were flattened and livestock swept away, destroying people’s livelihoods.

The biggest fear now is that cholera will spread, as extensive flooding has contaminated the water.

Please donate  



We’re helping people recover after Hurricane Matthew

Our partner KORAL (Kounbite pou Ranfose Aksyon Lakay) is distributing water purification tablets and training people about the risks of cholera.

They’re also making sure that houses are rebuilt and damaged roofs repaired, allowing the most vulnerable families to leave the shelter of churches and schools and return home.


Long-term support after Hurricane Matthew

Our partner MISSEH (Mission Sociale des Eglises Hatiennes) will distribute seeds and livestock to families so they can rebuild their livelihoods, while cash grants from VETERIMED will also help people who lost fishing equipment, and reserves of food and seeds, to get back on their feet.

And we’ll continue to build on the successful work we’ve been doing since the earthquake struck Haiti in 2010.

Following the earthquake, we built 700 specially designed earthquake-resistant homes. These houses survived the hurricane, with just one losing its roof.

So even though the families who live in them lost their farms and livelihoods when the storm hit, they have at least been able to offer shelter to others who no longer have a safe place to call home.


Your donations are providing

  • Shelter

  • Water purification tablets

  • Hygiene kits

  • Cash and vouchers

How can you help?

Three ways you and your church can support our appeal:

Donate - give directly to this appeal

Pray - use prayers and worship resources  written for this emergency appeal

Church collection - contact us to order your envelopes.

Email our Dublin office: Dublin@christian-aid.org or telephone 01 496 7040.

Email our Belfast office: Belfast@christian-aid.org or telephone 028 9064 8133


Hurricane Matthew Appeal 2016

Provide urgently needed support to people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

GB Pounds (GBP)

How you can help

€19 / £17   could help provide bedding required to accommodate people sleeping in emergency shelters.

€32 / £28   could provide the hygiene essentials a family needs in an emergency.

€68 / £60    could supply the materials needed to rebuild someone's home.

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