Source: REACH Initiative
Country: HaitiOn October 3, 2016, Haiti’s southern tip was struck by Hurricane Matthew, the most violent hurricane in the past 10 years. So far, as a direct result of the hurricane, 2.1 million people, including almost 900,000 children, are affected, and 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. The entire population of the Grand Anse Department (468,000 persons), where Jérémie is the main city, was affected. The Sud Department was also victim of the hurricane, with 775,000 persons affected. 80% of the populations in Grand Anse and 60% in Sud needs urgent humanitarian aid.
In order to support humanitarian planning, from October 31 to November 2, REACH teams in Haiti conducted a rapid assessment of 15 schools currently being used as collective centres for displaced populations in the city of Jérémie. In each assessed school, qualitative information was collected through group discussions with a cross-section of representatives