Through IRT, the Foundation is providing $40,000 worth of oral rehydration packs, antibiotics and pain relievers to help battle the current cholera crisis in the Caribbean country. The acute intestinal infection — caused by the consumption of contaminated water — first made its appearance in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake and has since sickened more than 800,000 people with cases rising over the past week.
The global organization has also donated $40,000 to CHF to provide vitamin-fortified Food Paks and bulk emergency items from a port destination in the Gulf. CHF has had a presence in Haiti for the last seven years and through its existing networks will assist in the distribution of supplies to the people that need them the most.
The Category 4 storm is the largest tropical storm since Hurricane Felix in 1995, and has affected more than 1.5 million people in Haitiwith 350,000 of those in need of immediate assistance. Hurricane Matthew is believed to have killed nearly 1,000 in Haiti.
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