Hurricane Matthew Updates

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Please see the main Hurricane Matthew page to learn more about USAID's response and how you can help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

October 28, 2016

Humanitarian actors continue to identify and respond to hurricane-related needs. WFP reaches more than 242,000 people in Haiti with food assistance in October and bolsters logistics operations by air, land, and sea. USAID/OFDA provides an additional $5.2 million to support emergency relief item distributions and shelter and protection activities.

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October 25, 2016

USAID partners conduct additional joint distributions in Grand’Anse, reaching nearly 4,600 households since October 19. Additional USAID/OFDA-procured ORS arrives in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. Relief actors continue to augment humanitarian logistics and transportation capacity in hurricane-affected areas.

October 21, 2016

USAID announces an additional $14 million for the Hurricane Matthew response. USAID partners conduct a joint distribution in Grand’Anse, reaching more than 550 households on October 19. An additional 470 rolls of USAID/OFDA plastic sheeting arrive in Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince. JTF Matthew concludes hurricane relief operations in Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew damage assessments continue in Haiti.
October 17, 2016

Increased road access and logistics capacity enable relief agencies to reach more hurricane-affected populations. USAID food and relief commodity distributions continue as GoH and UN estimate 806,000 people in urgent need of food assistance in Haiti. CDC works to re-establish cholera surveillance system; UN presents new cholera approach.

October 13, 2016

USAID announces more than $12 million in additional funding. Government of Haiti (GoH) and other relief actors implement WASH activities and restore health care services in Haiti. Relief actors continue to distribute USAID/OFDA relief supplies in Grand’Anse and Sud.