ChildFund Alliance Responds to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

New York, NY — On October 4, Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, hit Haiti’s Southern Peninsula. An estimated 1.4 million people have been affected, with 750,000 in need of urgent assistance (OCHA), including 315,000 children.

The storm flattened homes, ripped off roofs, destroyed infrastructure and left towns inaccessible due to debris or mudslides. Almost 70% of the population in the South is estimated to be without potable water, including children in orphanages.

ChildFund Alliance members Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) and ChildFund Korea are supporting our international partner ADRA Canada to provide food, water, first aid and mobile toilets.

ChildFund Korea’s contribution of $100,000, in addition to CCFC’s generous contribution, will enable ADRA to greatly expand its efforts in Haiti.

“We know that children in the areas affected by Hurricane Matthew are vulnerable to violence, exploitation and abuse, as well as family separation,” said Meg Gardinier, Secretary General of ChildFund Alliance. “We are glad that the Alliance can play a role in the country’s recovery and in protecting these children.”

About ChildFund Alliance: ChildFund Alliance is a global network of 11 child-focused development organizations working in more than 60 countries around the world. With an annual turnover of over US$500 million, ChildFund Alliance helps an estimated 15 million children and their families to overcome poverty.

For more information, contact Diana Quick, communications and digital strategist, 212.697.0859 x 1005