Port-au-Prince. Six weeks after the massive earthquake in Haiti, the situation remains tense for those affected, especially in the Nippes region. "Many access roads are still impassable, health facilities are overloaded and water supply is insufficient in parts of the country. After a quick emergency response, we have now extended our aid so that people have a chance to build a new life in their home country," says Jelena Kaifenheim, Malteser International's Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean.Read more
Cologne/Berlin/Nairobi - Last year, there was far too little rainfall in the north and east of Kenya. Pastures have withered, wells have dried up, and livestock are now malnourished and often infected with diseases. In addition, a severe locust plague and the COVID-19 pandemic have severely affected the nutritional situation for the population predominantly depends on pastoralism. More than two million people are now at risk of acute malnutrition due to the renewed lack of rainfall, fear Malteser and Johanniter. Therefore, the two organisations are expanding their humanitarian support.
Tropical storm "Grace" threatens further devastation
Cologne/Port-au-Prince. After the severe earthquake last Saturday, tropical storm "Grace" now threatens to make landfall in Haiti on Monday night. The Malteser International team has already got a picture of the situation in the earthquake zone and is now starting to distribute food, drinking water, medicine and protective equipment against the threat of heavy rain.Read more
Malteser International preparing emergency aid
Cologne/Port-au-Prince. On Saturday morning local time, an earthquake with the magnitude of 7.2 shook Southwest Haiti. The quake occurred eight kilometers from the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 150 kilometers from the capital Port-au-Prince. More than 300 people died. The Malteser International team in Haiti is preparing first emergency relief efforts for the people affected.Read more
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