On 5th October hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, causing a new humanitarian emergency.
COOPI was in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake with disaster risk reduction projects and we worked promptly before hurricane becoming to prepare population. In Tabarre (a Port-au-Prince) and in Thiotte, we alerted population and coordinated the evacuation of hundreds of families, providing hot meals and safe shelters in schools and churches.
This saved many lives, but now the emergency is for health.
It’s important to take action immediately: clean water and kits with disinfectants and hygiene products to stem the spread of cholera. There are 1.600 families that need the our immediate intervention and many are chilldren. We can not make them wait, think that with only 70 euro we buy a purifier for drinking water. Your help is urgent and fundamental.