Dear Friends of the Order of Malta,
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti at around 7am local time on Tuesday, unleashing widespread destruction and flooding.
Order of Malta staff in Port-au-Prince are doing everything that they can to ensure that the people in the areas of most concern receive the help that they need. The floods have been particularly damaging in the slum community of Cité Soliel. Sewage canals are overflowing and filling the streets with garbage and human waste; make-shift shanty homes have been washed away.
This is where our help is needed, and our staff is already on the ground. The Order of Malta has been working in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of 2010. Initial emergency relief efforts were followed by long-term work to strengthen civil society actors, make sustainable improvements to water, sanitation, and hygiene structures; as well as to raise disaster preparedness, and improve the standard of nutrition amongst the population.
The Order’s projects in Haiti are located in the slum areas of Cité Soleil and Tabarre, as well as the rural region of Belle Anse.We are in great need of money to fund this work, so please consider donating to this very urgent and worthwhile cause.
Your money will go directly to help those who have lost everything.
The Order of Malta provides humanitarian aid to those in need in many parts of the globe without distinction of religion, race or political persuasion. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence are the foundation of its work. You can read more about the Order of Malta and its work at www.orderofmalta.int