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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 | “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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Hurricane Matthew Update | “A most joyful, wonderful, smile-laden visit!”

In April 2016, Haven volunteers raised money to support an Outreach Programme for children and people with disabilities living on the island of Île à Vache in Haiti.  While the Hurricane Matthew recovery house visits are underway, our Programmes Manager...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The ending is not yet written”

Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager in Haiti, keeps us up to date on the emergency and recovery efforts going on in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. SUNDAY | DAY TWENTY-ONE On Sunday morning, I hit the road for Grande Plaine.  I want to visit...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We keep looking up and moving forward”

Haven’s team in Haiti is moving from emergency relief efforts to recovery in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  Here, our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly brings us through the beginning stages of this process. SATURDAY | DAY TWENTY Saturday...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “It’s the day of the deluge”

Extremely heavy rainfall on the island of Île à Vache marks another setback for its people in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  Here, Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager on the ground, tells us exactly what’s going on. FRIDAY | DAY NINETEEN ...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The risk of a cholera outbreak goes up”

The impact of Hurricane Matthew devastated communities in south Haiti. Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager on the ground, shares how essential emergency relief efforts are being rolled out. THURSDAY | DAY EIGHTEEN It has rained steadily for...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We have a new normal routine by now”

Life on Haiti’s small island of Île à Vache has changed since Hurricane Matthew hit: here, our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly tells us of what’s happening on the ground. WEDNESDAY | DAY SEVENTEEN We have a new normal routine by...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Let me remind you that the year is 2016”

Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager in Haiti, shares the latest updates from the emergency response on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. TUESDAY | DAY SIXTEEN Sleep has become the priority.  After a nine hour stretch on Monday night,...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Body, bones and mind are tired”

Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager in Haiti, shares the latest updates from the emergency response on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. SUNDAY | DAY FOURTEEN A non event.  We got up early, intending to go hiking, but are all secretly...
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