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Humanitarian Relief – Hurricane Matthew – Haiti Emergency

Posted : Oct-13-2016

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​The Archdiocese of Toronto is accepting financial contributions for humanitarian relief following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti on October 4, 2016.

In the face of widespread damage, flooding and landslides, more than 1.4 million people are in need of assistance, with 750,000 people identified as in serious need. More than 1,000 people have been reported dead so far, while the risk of cholera and other disease is growing. Development and Peace – Caritas Canada and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) have launched a joint emergency appeal to all Catholics and all Canadians, asking them to be in solidarity with those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Development & Peace has well-established partnerships in Haiti after nearly 45 years of active service in the country.

In partnership with Caritas Haiti and USA sister organization Catholic Relief Services, funds will:

  • ​provide supplies for those who lost everything and to reduce the risk of spreading preventable disease;
  • provide basic supplies to those whose homes were destroyed;
  • help distribute food, sanitation and supply kits; and
  • aid in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct an inventory of agricultural losses.

Those wishing to help may do so in the following ways:

We offer our prayers for the victims of this natural disaster and those who have been displaced. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help those in crisis in Haiti.