NGO ACTED provides emergency aid in Haïti
On 4 October 2016, hurricane Matthew violently struck the Southern tip of Haiti and left the country facing a humanitarian crisis. Reports mention several hundred deaths, tens of thousands of displaced people, and destroyed crops and infrastructure.
It is in this context that Fondation CHANEL is offering emergency funding to the French NGO ACTED. This NGO implements aid programmes in emergency situations and gives priority to helping women and children, who constitute the most vulnerable populations.
In Haiti, this aid will support the distribution of basic necessities to affected families, including tarpaulins, food, and hygiene and water purification kits. In a second phase, ACTED will also work to rehabilitate destroyed or damaged houses and community infrastructures. They will also work with the Haitian Department of Civil Protection to raise awareness among local populations regarding the prevention of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
ACTED is an association recognised for its work on the ground, helping the most vulnerable and isolated populations. It has been present in Haiti since 2004, and leads various projects in partnership with local beneficiaries and institutions. It is working on strengthening the national volunteer sector, combating cholera and improving the management of water resources and waste water.
Find out more about ACTED in Haiti