We regret to inform you that there have been heavy rains that have impacted the Haitian population.
On 3 June, the departments of Ouest, Nippes, Sud-Est, Nord-Ouest and Plateau Central in Haiti woke up to heavy rain. Much damage was caused by the downpours, which lasted all day. According to the Civil Protection, the West department was the worst hit, particularly Gressier, Léogâne, Merger, Fonds-Verettes, Cité Soleil and Tabarre, where Hôpital Saint-Damien is located. Although the commune of Tabarre is one of the affected areas, neither St. Damien Hospital nor the schools were affected by the downpours. Some places in the vicinity of Kenscoff, land collapsed loss of houses and material goods but fortunately.
So far, 15 deaths, 8 missing, 7,475 families have been affected, 1,219 houses flooded and 13,390 displaced, according to official figures published by the Civil Protection during a press conference. However, these figures are subject to change, according to the Civil Protection. Jerry Chandler, the organization’s Director General, saying that that water, hygiene, food and clearing materials were needed to help people return to their homes.
This situation, which comes just two days after the start of the hurricane season (June 1-November 30), is likely to increase the number of cholera cases in the country and in St. Damien in the coming days.
So far we don’t have much information about staff or families in the NPH family.
We would like to thank NPH Haiti team for keeping us informed, and will keep you updated in the coming days.