The British Red Cross launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew. The category-four storm caused significant damage across the Caribbean in early October, with Haiti feeling the full force of the hurricane.
More than 2 million people were affected and 200,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. The British Red Cross launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by the hurricane, raising £1.1m. Money from our appeal supported the emergency response and ensuing recovery operation.
The Red Cross Movement will help 147,500 people for 18 months. As of January 2017, more than 41,800 families had been reached with emergency relief items such as blankets, tarpaulins and shelter kits.