emergency response

“Our exciting news is the work we are doing on developing our Sustainable Livelihoods model” | Summer 2017 in Haiti

Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager in Haiti, returns to Haiti after a short holiday in Ireland, with a tense journey back as Hurricane Irma threatened the country.  Here, she shares all the latest news from our projects over a busy few months....
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Hear our former Country Director speak about the impact of Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is currently making its way towards Haiti, and is expected to affect the country within the next 24 hours. Our Ambassador, George Hook, spoke to our former Country Director, John Moore, on the ‘High Noon’ show on Newstalk FM...
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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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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 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 | “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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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The word ‘apocalypse’ comes to mind”

Our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly was on the island of Île à Vache when Hurricane Matthew struck.  In her powerful series of blogs, she shares her experience of the emergency response. SATURDAY | DAY THIRTEEN Saturday we are up and out at 7:30AM:...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The stress of disaster knits us closely together”

Our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly was on the island of Île à Vache when Hurricane Matthew struck.  In her powerful series of blogs, she shares her experience of the emergency response. FRIDAY | DAY TWELVE Friday morning, and waiting for...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Head down, stay going….”

Our Programmes Manager in Haiti, Ailish O’Reilly, gives a powerful insight into our emergency response on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Matthew in this series of blogs. THURSDAY | DAY ELEVEN It is Thursday already again.  I wake briefly at around...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Aid is reaching people”

Ailish O’Reilly is Haven’s Programmes Manager in Haiti.  She was on the island of Île à Vache off the south coast of Haiti when Hurricane Matthew hit last week.  Here, she tells us of the experience and of the devastation caused to the community....
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Meeting communities has galvanised our team”

Ailish O’Reilly is Haven’s Programmes Manager in Haiti.  She was on the island of Île à Vache off the south coast of Haiti when Hurricane Matthew hit last week.  Here, she tells us of the experience and of the devastation caused to the community....
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Hurricane Matthew Update | Impact on the Christine Farm

Our Christine Farm programme in the Cavaillon Valley stands as a centre-of-excellence for farming training and development in Haiti.  In the past few months, it reached new heights, bringing in substantial orders for its high-quality produce and providing...
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Haven Ambassador Paul O’Connell urges support for Hurricane Matthew relief

Haven Ambassador Paul O’Connell called for support of Haven’s emergency relief work in Haiti on tonight’s Late Late Show. Speaking to Ryan Tubridy, Paul O’Connell described the situation in Haiti and outlined how our team is on...
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