In the next 48 hours, Handicap International will deploy a team of eight to support our team already present in Haiti. Our response will focus on providing logistics support at the request of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) to help conduct the first situation and humanitarian needs assessments.
“Given the scale of the disaster and its probable impact, some people may have lost everything and must been given assistance,” explains Hélène Robin, Handicap International’s emergency response manager. “They need emergency material assistance to meet their basic needs.”
In addition to this support, Handicap International will provide emergency rehabilitation care and psychosocial support to the injured and affected families.
Hurricane Matthew is headed toward Cuba and is expected to make landfall late this evening, early tomorrow morning (local time).