Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti there have been more than 900 reported dead and up to 90% of some areas of southern Haiti are thought to have been destroyed.
Food shortages are becoming very serious and with the country's sanitation already overwhelmed, there is much concern about a surge in cholera cases. Haiti is one of the world's poorest countries and has never fully recovered from the earthquake in 2010 that killed thousands of people and a cholera epidemic that followed.
FONDAPS is a great organisation lead by Patrice Millet and based in Port au Prince. Patrice and his team provide football training, support and mentoring for hundreds of children in the slums, as well as vital food parcels to take home.
Children on the Edge had the privilege of supporting FONDAPS in their work over the period of a few years after the earthquake. Since Hurricane Matthew struck the country FONDAPS has been organising a small relief effort to reach the area worst hit by the storm.
Patrice says "The southern part of the island is completely devastated. We are currently working on food kits to send to the families who suffered most. Clean water is essential and we are looking for water purification tablets and food to provide as the population is still in shock".
If you have seen coverage about the devastation of this storm and would like to respond, then we would highly recommend sending your donations direct to FONDAPS. They are a compassionate, engaged, local organisation, responding rapidly to the crisis, so you know your donation will be going directly to those who need it most.
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