In October 2016, Haiti’s southern tip was struck by Hurricane Matthew, the most violent hurricane to hit the country in the past decade. The natural disaster affected more than two million people, leaving more than 10 percent of the population in the need of humanitarian assistance overnight.
IMPACT was deployed in Haiti through REACH and AGORA in order to inform humanitarian planning and aid delivery. As part of its partnership with the Global WASH Cluster, REACH supported in conducting a WASH assessment and in information management and analysis. Furthermore REACH also implemented a multi-sector needs assessments throughout the crisis-affected areas in support of inter-sectoral planning and coordination. As part of an AGORA pilot project, IMPACT teams deployed to the city of Jeremie to support the city’s recovery effort by facilitating area-based response planning, as well as providing technical assistance to local authorities in partnership with Cités Unies France.