By Air, Land & Sea, Direct Relief Delivers Medical Shipments to Haiti’s Southwestern Peninsula

Haiti’s transportation infrastructure remains damaged from Hurricane Matthew.

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In spite of this, Direct Relief has been working to get aid delivered using whatever transportation is required, including by helicopter, fixed-wing airplane, road and water transport.

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Portions of Haiti’s southwestern peninsula, which was badly damaged by Hurricane Matthew, remain inaccessible by vehicle, so supplies were delivered off the coast of Les Anglais by sea.

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Aided by the Royal Dutch Navy, Direct Relief transported and offloaded medical supplies Monday to an area of southwest Haiti inaccessible by road.

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The shipments, which contain essential medicines to treat diseases like cholera, were offloaded onto smaller supply vessels and taken to shore.

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The organization is currently coordinating closely with the United Nations World Food Program and other responders to get these essential supplies to where they’re needed.

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While the shipments were being offloaded in Les Anglais, the Direct Relief emergency response team delivered emergency supplies and cholera medicines to five health facilities that could be accessed by truck from Les Cayes to Port-a-Piment, a stretch of coastline seriously impacted by the hurricane.
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Direct Relief will continue to work and coordinate with the UN, local and national government authorities and local partners as part of the ongoing Hurricane Matthew disaster response.
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