Urgent Appeal Hurricane Matthew

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The media is full of images of survivors, mainly in Haiti, following the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew.

Media reports suggest that as many people in Haiti are as badly affected by this hurricane as there were following the earthquake in 2010.  Disaster Aid International is currently putting together plans to send an assessment team to Haiti to ascertain how best we can help the survivors, and establishing contacts with those we have worked with successfully before.

For this disaster, as we did for other recent disasters, we are maintaining our standard approach of assuming nothing regarding the kind of aid that might be required before we have completed our assessment. We know that providing aid is urgent but from past experiences in Haiti, and elsewhere, we also know that an excess of similar kinds of aid from several agencies, or the wrong aid, results in a lot being wasted. Having said that, we are obtaining quotes for shipping Family Survival Kits and/or tents or tarpaulins in case those are what is found to be needed.

Will you please help us to help others?

Donations may be made in a manner of methods using our donation webpage  (please show your name, or your organisation’s name, as the reference and mention Hurricane Matthew Appeal).