Reports suggest the emergency situation in the Caribbean island of Haiti is worsening following the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew earlier this month.
As many as 1,000 people, mostly in rural areas, lost their lives and in addition to concerns about the spread of cholera, there are many problems with the food supply chain.
As it tore through the island, Matthew left an estimated US$2.25 billion in damage. Much of the damage occurred along steep slopes with vegetation and farms, a common feature of Haiti.
Anyone who would like to donate medicines, medical supplies, or non-perishable foods may take them to the Haiti consulate in Guadalajara, located at Avenida Federalismo Norte 3750, at the corner of Mireya, in Colonia Atemajac, Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For information about the exact supplies required, call (33) 3819-3502. There is also a Scotiabank bank account number – 00103982576 EMBAJADA DE HAITI (Clabe: 044180001039825762) – for financial donations.