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Haiti Emergency Response: Launch of Phase Two

On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew struck the Republic of Haiti, leaving a trail of destruction across the island nation.

The hurricane brought about the country’s most severe humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake, causing loss of life, extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to critical infrastructure, and devastation to agriculture and other sources of livelihood.

PBV launched emergency response operations in Haiti in the weeks following Hurricane Matthew, providing assistance to communities in Jeremie, one of the most severely impacted areas on the country’s coastline.

Please see a full report of PBV’s Phase One Project via the link below:
Haiti: Hurricane Matthew Emergency Response Phase One Project Report (PDF)

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In January 2017, PBV will launch a Phase Two Project in Haiti, to bring further assistance to communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

In partnership with World Cares Center, and funded by Japan Platform and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, PBV will be continuing its work in Jeremie (located in Grand’Anse Department).

Over the course of January and February 2017, PBV and World Cares Center Haiti will provide cholera prevention training to communities, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge related to minimizing risks of cholera contamination and maintaining high levels of community sanitation.

In addition, the communities will be provided with water filters (both for household usage and community usage), to ensure that they have access to clean drinking water.

PBV hopes that this combination of cholera prevention training and water filters will empower community members to adequately address health challenges and recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew.

Thank you to our many supporters whose generosity has enabled us to assist the people of Haiti.

Follow PBV’s Facebook Page and this website for updates from the Haiti team over the coming weeks.

 

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