Haiti - A Tragic Anniversary
Haiti, 12 January 2018A Tragic AnniversaryPhoto reportage by Nicoló Lanfranchi
That was exactly 8 years ago.
On the 4th of October 2016, Hurricane Matthew swept through the island with speeds of over 120mph. More than 600 people died, again infrastructure was destroyed and crops lost.
That was exactly 465 days ago.
Luc Jean Jaques
Jean Luc Jaques
In the rainy season the blue cistern catches water. For Jean Luc that means he does not have to walk the more than half mile journey to fill his jerrycan at the water supply by the river.
This is why Welthungerhilfe supports reforestation projects in Haiti.
Facil had already received support from Welthungerhilfe after the 2010 earthquake had caused her house to collapse. She hadn't been home at the time but at work as a housekeeper. "Welthungerhilfe saved my life“, the 54 year-old says today.
What I enjoy most at work is educating people about the dangers of natural disasters and improving the precautions together with local disaster prevention committees."
Goimbert's tasks include providing disaster prevention support for families: Do they know the members of the local emergency services? Do they know what to do in case of flooding or storm alarm?
Joseph is Welthungerhilfe's Head of Project in Petit-Goâve. He coordinates a long-term urban development project that was started after the earthquake. Here he can be seen checking the construction site of a drainage channel to ensure the progress.
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