Over 800 people died as a direct result of the hurricane in Haiti, but most people are facing a hellish survival.
Caritas is focusing on ensuring Haitians have food, clean water and hygiene items and shelter. Clean water is in short supply and poor sanitation threatens to trigger another outbreak of cholera.
Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.
Hurricane Matthew is battering the Caribbean nation with high winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The government has declared a state of red alert. “The effect of the hurricane in the south of Haiti is catastrophic,” said Fr Jean-Hervé François, director of Caritas Haiti.