In Haïti I worked on assessing the damage the hurricane made to the water gravity fed systems. By rehabilitating these systems the people in the villages will have clean water again!
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This is a common phrase used in the development sector. Also in emergiency situations it is important to include training, instead of only handing out things. With Medair we focused on shelter … More Training and sensibilisation
Medair responded in the emergency by targeting the commune of Tiburon and focus on their shelter and WASH needs (water, sanitation and hygiene). Tiburon is a remote commune along the South coast of Haiti where more than 90% of the houses are destroyed. The area is difficult to reach; it takes half a day to … More Emergency response distributions
On the 4th of October 2016, hurricane Matthew raged over Haiti. It caused widespread destruction and catastrophic loss. The impoverished nation was just recovering from the earthquake in 2010 and an ongoing cholera outbreak after tragedy stroke again. Three weeks after the hurricane I see the enormous damage with my own eyes. The first things … More Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti