All tagged Hurricane Matthew

6 Mental Health Stories for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, we’re collecting all the stories and resources we’ve created on the subject of mental health. In Haiti, we collaborate primarily with our partners Zanmi Lasante and SOFA, supporting them as they provide quality mental health care to some Haiti’s most vulnerable people. We believe any effective global health strategy must include mental health care for all!

Working towards a livable Haiti

Janvier is a member of Comite Artisanal Haïtien (CAH), an MCC partner that supports artisans by assisting them with promotion and market access. MCC hopes to provide alternatives to uprooting people and separating families by supporting sustainable livelihoods for people in their home countries, so people like Janvier can remain in Haiti and invest in their home communities. 

Hurricane Matthew, One Year Later

One year ago, Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, bringing devastating wind, rain, and storm surges to communities where day-to-day life was already precarious. MCC Haiti responded in the first 48 hours, and then, in the weeks and months that followed, implemented food security and health projects to address the long-term effects of the storm. One year later, we're revisiting some of these stories.

Video: One Road, Two Outcomes

In early October of 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. Through working with partners MCC Haiti was able to respond to areas that needed relief most, which are not always the areas the media focuses on, in ways that continue to be beneficial. Watch Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast talk about MCC's disaster response and the difference local partners make. 

"Yesterday we lost everything"

The story of the catastrophe that is Hurricane Mathew is still unfolding on a large scale, but on a personal level, in each neighborhood there are stories of tragedy and loss.  While the road to southern Haiti, the area that sustained the most direct impact of storm, is still impassible, in Port-au-Prince, people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Mathew today.