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The Salvation Army in Haiti Begins Food Distribution
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The Salvation Army in Haiti is providing food and support to people who have been forced from their homes by Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The full extent of the disaster is only now becoming clear, with more than 400 people known to have lost their lives. Much of the south of the country is still unreachable because the strong winds and heavy rain have damaged and destroyed roads and bridges. The continuing path of Hurricane Matthew is also making it difficult to fly in supplies.
 
An initial sum of US$20,000 has been provided through International Headquarters in London to purchase rice, oil, meat, beans and other basic food items for distribution to some of the people who had to flee their homes and are now living in temporary shelters or 'safety zones'. The main location is in Croix-des-Bouquets, where 800 people – including 105 children – are being sheltered. Food is also being distributed in Port-au-Prince, Fonds-des-Negres, Aquin and Petit-Gouâve.
 
In Port-au-Prince, The Salvation Army's clinic has reopened and is can now offer treatment to people who were injured in the disaster.
 
Donations to The Salvation Army's Americas and Caribbean Disaster Fund can be made via our secure online server
 
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