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Oct 18, 2016 - Peace Boat Disaster Relief Center Haiti Emergency Response: Hurricane Matthew
In early October 2016, Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction across many countries in the region.

The island nation of Haiti was especially devastated. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), over 2 million people have been affected, over 500 fatalities have been confirmed, and 750,000 people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

The toll is expected to rise as more information from affected areas becomes available.

The Peace Boat Disaster Relief Volunteer Center (PBV) is proud to partner with nonprofit organisation World Cares Center to help the Haitian community recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, World Cares Center has been serving the Haitian community through empowerment initiatives.

PBV and World Cares Center partnered post-Hurricane Sandy in New York to assist affected communities through the delivery of supplies, the provision of training, and the coordination and management of volunteers.

Although the extent of the damage in Haiti is still not fully clear, information from the UN and other credible sources indicates that the situation in Haiti is very severe. As the situation unfolds, PBV will continue gathering information to determine the most impactful way to deliver assistance where it is most needed.

For up-to-date information, please see PBVfs website and Facebook page.

Photograph: PBV's partner organization World Cares Center responding to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
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