“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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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 | “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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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 | “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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