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December 2016 Newsletter | Reflecting on a challenging year for the people of Haiti

Don’t miss our December 2016 newsletter, where we reflect on a challenging year for the people of Haiti. When Hurricane Matthew struck in early October, many communities in Haiti were ravaged by its 230km/h winds and torrential rains.  Hundreds...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “You have to accept there is a recovery time for all”

Families on the island of Île à Vache, where Haven’s Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, is based, are facing difficult challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  Here, Ailish describes how they are being brought into the recovery...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We are a tired team heading home”

A day of mixed fortunes awaits for our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, in Haiti as protests delay the delivery of supplies but essential repair works finally get underway. November 16 After yesterday’s school visits, it is schools that again...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The community has been particularly badly hit”

Sourcing matieral and support for repairs to houses and community water systems damaged by Hurricane Matthew leads to a busy day for our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, in Haiti. November 14 On Saturday, we had a few runs to the airport in...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “It is a visit of laughter, camaraderie and chat”

Visiting two women who manage homes for children in Haiti brings a lot of joy for our Programmes Manager, Ailish’ O’Reilly. November 11 Friday morning, we are in the mountains of Kenscoff, visiting Mayo woman Gena Heraty.  It is a wonderful...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Fishing is one of the areas on our recovery plan”

Fishing is one of the most important local industries on the island of Île à Vache in Haiti, but Hurricane Matthew dealt it a serious blow.  Our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, visits the fishermen on the island to assess the damage. November...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We are providing the resources for people to choose their own path to recovery”

As our team in Haiti moves to progress the recovery process after Hurricane Matthew, some interesting questions arise.  Here, our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, tells us how self-empowerment and independence for the people of Haiti is still...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “You can do a pilgrimage of the soul with the people here”

Our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly describes her visits to a host of local people on the island of Île à Vache, Haiti to ensure that recovery is reaching everyone in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.   November 2 We leave earlier this morning,...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “It’s a new day and a new beginning”

November’s arrival marks a new beginning in Haiti as recovery from Hurricane Matthew begins to take hold, as our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly describes here. November 1 It’s a new day, a new month, and a new beginning! We are back...
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Recovering from Hurricane Matthew | Update from Haven’s Country Director, John Moore

Next week will mark a month since Hurricane Matthew tore its destructive path through Haiti. Our team has been working on the ground since day one and, with every day, the loss and devastation is becoming clearer. Hundreds of thousands of people find...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We stop reacting and we start acting”

Haven’s Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly tells us here how the team is moving away from aid-giving in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and towards more long-term recovery. DAYS TWENTY-FIVE TO TWENTY-EIGHT We are a very quiet bunch on Île...
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