Hurricane Matthew – visit to Jérémie & Grand Anse

Hurricane Matthew – visit to Jérémie & Grand Anse

News Uncategorized

After collecting food, clothing and medical supplies Rea Dol together with members of Sopu Fanm pou Fanm and SOPUDEP For Life, left for Jérémie and the village of Despagne on Friday 14th October.  They expected to spend at least three days in the village and surrounding  communities meeting with people and delivering supplies.   Unfortunately 4 hours from Jérémie they were in a car accident and were unable to continue.  Fortunately no one was seriously hurt and they were able to return to Port-au-Prince but they plan to make the trip as soon as they can get another truck.

img-20161015-wa0008 img-20161015-wa0007

img-20161015-wa0006

img-20161015-wa0005 img-20161015-wa0004

Rea was still able to telephone the communities around Despagne and inform them of the accident.  The group also received details of the damage to property and the number of deceased in each location in the Despagne area of Grand Anse Department.   These are as follows:

We have 46 people dead and 630 houses destroyed
Locality nan Sede: 141 Houses 31 dead
Locality Pomoz: 37 houses 2 dead
Locality Salfran : 26 houses no dead
Locality Madam Jean 28 houses no dead
Locality La porte : 24 houses no dead
Locality Despay 28 houses 1 dead
Locality nan Louis : 38 houses 2 dead
Locality Débat : 110 Houses 2 dead
Locality Marcel : 35 Houses 1 dead
Locality kay Antwen 16 houses no dead
Locality Kay Diri: 150 houses 7 dead

Locality Nan Sede 141 Houses destroyed 31 died
Name of the people
1.Dol Olanda
2. Dol Lides
3. Bruce Termilia
4. Bruce Richmond
5. Baillemi Mm Sedernier
6. Baptiste Mm Prelet
7. Dupre Jouvenson
8. Charles Wilner
9. Simon Mackenlove
10. Paul Pantal
11. Simon Lenet
12. Bruce Mikerlange
13. Bruce Mackenlove
14. Bruce Minor
15. Paul Clebert
16. Jean Louis Mélanie
17. Paul Aksel
18. Cherizol Elie
19. Dorcy David
20. Bruce Amoumoune
21. Bruce Chrilove
22. Edmond Veland
23. Dol Estra
24. Dol Samuel
25. Deralien Rachel
26. Paul Keda
27. Paul Marceline
28. Valme Ciransier
29. Beaucejour Arisca
30. Paul Liveson
31. Derice Venette

Locality Pomoz: 37 houses destroyed, 2 dea

1: Saintermoe Termilus
2: Paul Mireille

Locality Salfran: 26 houses, no dead

Locality Madam Jean: 28 houses, no dead

Locality Despagne: 28 houses,  82 dead [We are still waiting for the full list of deceased].
1: Dorasme Dersier

Locality Nan Louis: 38 houses, 2 died
1: Derice Morice
2: Sebonet Alcide

Locality Deba: 110 houses, 2 died
1: Antoine Louiyance
2: Valere Delorme

Locality Marcel: 35 houses destroyed, 1 died
1: Jean Paul Frankel

Locality Kay Diri: 50 houses, 7 died

1. Sifra Elange
2. Janvier Elene Marc Anor
3. Myrtil Marc Sauveur
4. Dupre Jeansil
5. Janvier La misère
6. Joserme ainsi connu
7. Saint Clair Tiya

 

 

 

It is just 10 days since hurricane Matthew struck the southern regions of Haiti and the damage to lives and property is unimaginable. In Jérémie 80% of properties are damaged with hundreds dead. We don’t yet know the numbers of injured. Port Salut is completely destroyed and Les Cayes was also hit badly with death and destruction. Rea Dol the director of SOPUDEP is herself from Jérémie and has lost members of her own family together with property.

Les Cayes

Les Cayes

Just as with the 2010 earthquake Rea immediately began to look for ways in which she could help with the collection and distribution of food, medicine and clothing. In the best of times Jérémie is hard to reach and a good 4×4 truck is needed if one is to travel without breakdowns. At this moment traveling is far worse. With this in mind, Rea decided to travel to Les Cayes, and then this weekend  will travel to Jérémie with the assistance of   SOIL  who have provided a truck and driver for the relief trips.

 

14615682_1108543922563651_2905115748941283505_o

The truck set out this morning for Les Cayes with bedding, clothes, chlorox, soap and 50 sacks of rice. We are with a delegation of community organizers and nurses from Sopudep. The delegation made it across the river where the bridge was destroyed. The water has gone down allowing some relief to get through. We will keep you all posted and are deeply grateful for the outpouring of support from around the world.

14615853_1108540502563993_6557042346430150701_o

Rea Dol & her children and other family members in SOIL truck in Les Cayes

Rea and her family have been putting together food and medical packages for delivery to Jérémie this weekend.  Below are photos of the family at work in Pernier.

img-20161011-wa0027

img-20161011-wa0011 img-20161011-wa0012 img-20161011-wa0013 img-20161011-wa0015 img-20161011-wa0016

 

img-20161011-wa0018 img-20161011-wa0024 img-20161011-wa0025 img-20161012-wa0000