“My home was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. I took refuge in a friend’s house, where I still live with my mother and children. My right thighbone was badly injured and I couldn’t walk. Thanks to Handicap International, I was given rehabilitation care and crutches. Now I can walk normally again,” explains Carole who lives in rural department of the South.
“My knee was injured, which already had arthritis. I find it difficult to move around now. I live in a three-metre-square tent with my wife and children. It’s an isolated region and there are no health facilities near us. Luckily I met some people from Handicap International in December and they gave me rehabilitation care. And some crutches. I’d like to sell bread to earn a small income,” tells Lorestal who lives in the town of Les Cayes, in a department of the South.
Handicap International implication in key figures
Rehabilitation and psychosocial care
- More than 240 people have benefited from rehabilitation sessions
- 750 people took part in social cohesion sessions and more than 180 people have benefited of first aid psychological support.
Distributions of emergency kits and household items
- Around 1,000 emergency kits (containing tools) and household items (solar-powered lamps, jerry cans, mosquito nets, and so on) were distributed in the department of Nippes to more than 4,700 people.
Inclusion of the most vulnerable people
- Many vulnerable people have been identified by Handicap International in communities. The organisation ensures they are able to access humanitarian services (health care, rehabilitation, and so on).
- 1 logistics platform was set up by Atlas Logistique/Handicap International in the cities of Les Cayes and Jérémie.
- 108 road journeys and 14 sea journeys have been made by a fleet of 40 lorries and 10 boats, to transport more than 270 tonnes of humanitarian equipment for other partners in aid of people living in remote areas.
- 300 journeys by skip lorries were organised by Handicap International to clear rubbish, for a total of 2,871 available tonnes, representing 1,689 cubic metres (actual and available) over 1,495 km (municipalities of Jérémie, Anse d’Hainault, Baumont and Morron).
Published on 05/24/2017 - 14:12.