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.

Aid is unloaded from a US helicopter in Jeremie, southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
October 12, 2016

Government of Haiti (GoH) increases death toll to 473, estimates 1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance. GoH, CDC, USAID, UN, and NGOs coordinate efforts to reduce risk of cholera transmission. USAID/OFDA relief commodities reach hard-hit communities in Grand’Anse and Sud.

Tech. Sgt. Ronald Rowe, 621st Contingency Response Wing, facilitates transport of USAID food and provisions.
October 9, 2016

USAID/OFDA-airlifted relief supplies arrive in The Bahamas and Haiti. USAID coordinates relief operations with host governments, USG interagency partners, and other humanitarian actors. UN estimates that 750,000 people in Haiti require humanitarian assistance.

October 7, 2016

Hurricane Matthew causes extensive damage across the central Caribbean. USAID’s DART conducts aerial assessments, delivers first tranche of pre-positioned relief items to isolated communities in Haiti. USAID/OFDA is airlifting additional emergency relief commodities to Haiti and The Bahamas.

A man walks down a flooded street in the Haitian Capital Port-au-Prince
October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is the strongest hurricane to impact the Caribbean since 2007. Host country governments, UN agencies, and NGOs begin preparedness activities in advance of the storm. USAID/OFDA activates regional Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) with staff in The Bahamas, Haiti, and Jamaica.