Update #2: October 3, 2019
The hurricane season is still in effect in Haiti and causing heavy rain, particularly in the southwestern area. To date, one Child Development Center (CDC) and 84 beneficiaries have been affected. Two CDCs were damaged and they lost school and office supplies. Some of the families have small businesses that have been severely affected, as they work on the salt mines. Many of the families’ homes were damaged. The CDC staff is accessing Compassion Disaster Relief Funds to provide relief to affected families (e.g. replacing lost materials) so the beneficiaries can return back to school.
Please continue to pray for the safety and recovery efforts of the beneficiaries, families and the church partners.
Update #1: September 30, 2019
It continues to rain almost every night in the southwestern part of Haiti. Thankfully, the flooding has decreased, as the rains are generally light and short in duration now. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) have re-opened and are implementing program activities again. The affected beneficiaries have been visited regularly by CDC staff and are receiving needed assistance (e.g. food kits, medication, replacement of lost items, etc.). Home clean-up and repairs have begun, and will be easier to complete as the muddy conditions decrease.
Please pray for the affected beneficiaries and their families as they recover physically, emotionally, and economically.
Disaster Alert: September 25, 2019
In the southwestern part of Haiti, heavy rains have caused widespread flooding. Three Child Development Centers (CDCs) have cancelled program activities in order to cope with the situation. So far, the homes of 83 beneficiaries have been reported as damaged or destroyed by the flooding. The families have evacuated to temporary shelters. The Compassion Haiti National Office staff are working with the CDCs to assist the affected beneficiaries and their families.
Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.