2016-19: HURRICANE MATTHEW HITS AMID A LAG IN FUNDING

Hurricane Mathew, the strongest storm to hit Haiti since 1964.




Hurricane Matthew makes landfall on October 4, 2016 and is the strongest storm to hit Haiti since 1964. In addition to destroying crops just before harvest time, it increases the cholera epidemic, leaves 200,000 families without a home, and causes further damage to the country’s infrastructure.


Haitian civilians, especially the most vulnerable, suffer these consequences the most, especially with the lack of humanitarian funding. In 2019, the United Nations reports that they only met 30% of their funding goals for Haiti as many donors fall behind on financial commitments.


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