Hurricane Matthew Response 2016

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In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, a powerful tropical storm brought widespread destruction across the Caribbean. One of the worst impacted countries was Haiti, where the hurricane flattened entire communities and destroyed critical health infrastructure.
Red Cross emergency response in Haiti 
With support from the Government of Canada and generous donors from across the country, the Canadian Red Cross deployed its mobile Emergency Health Clinic and 44 aid workers to help support hard-hit communities in Haiti.  
Working in collaboration with the French Red Cross and Haitian Red Cross, mobile medical teams travelled to 29 isolated, hard-to-reach villages where health facilities were either destroyed or overwhelmed following the hurricane. More than 3,500 people received critical medical care, including 960 children under the age of five, during the three-month operation.
Recovery in Haiti  
Six months after the hurricane, the Canadian Red Cross is now working to rehabilitate 4 damaged health posts in the Grand’Anse department and strengthen public health programming in collaboration with the Haitian Red Cross and Ministry of Health.     

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Updated: October 2017