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International – Hurricane Matthew

November 2016

Christian organisations are helping those injured and left homeless in the wake of October’s deadly Hurricane Matthew.

At the beginning of October, Haiti, Cuba, the Caribbean, Florida and the south-east coast of the USA were struck by the deadliest hurricane to hit the region since 2005. Hurricane Matthew brought winds of up to 140mph, covering a huge area stretching over 185 miles, battering Haiti in particular, which is still struggling to recover from the earthquake five years ago.

The region experienced nearly 900 deaths as a result of the storm, most of whom were in Haiti. Samaritan’s Purse, headed up by Franklin Graham, was one of the first organisations on the ground. Before the storm hit Florida, teams were already on the ground in Haiti, positioning shelter supplies on the ground.