- Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:57
The objective of SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s teams is to provide water and ensure appropriate hygiene, in reception centers where hurricane Matthew’s homeless victims are gathered.
Petite Rivière des Nippes is a few kilometres away from Miragoane. This coastal community was hardly affected by hurricane Matthew. Rain, mudslides and harsh winds made hundreds of income generating banana trees collapse. The relentless sea waves keep flooding the area, blowing away houses and destroying the road.
Among the destruction, one building has resisted: the high school. Today, it is the home to 800 people who, after having retrieved what could be saved and tried to rebuild a vegetable garden, return here every night to spend the night in a shelter.
Despite the relative serenity at night, access to water has not yet been opened, let alone proper hygiene conditions, or access to toilets or laundry areas. SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL plans to provide its expertise and its solutions to aid these populations.
Watch our Emergency Team Coordinator, Anne Gaelle Lebeau, explain in this video.