Worldwide Disaster Relief

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In giving to your AAFP Foundation, you are helping to provide health care, clean water and infection control in devastated areas.

Disaster Relief: Hurricane Matthew 2016

Hurricane Matthew came ashore as a powerful Category 3-4 hurricane with winds of up to 145 mph. Matthew pummeled Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. After ripping through the Carribean and leaving over 1,000 dead in Haiti, Hurricane Matthew turned to the Southern coast of the U.S., leaving widespread destruction.

Of great concern is the impoverished country of Haiti, which is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Aid workers still struggle as they attempt to access some of the hardest hit areas completely cut off due to washed out bridges and roads.  

Haiti is particularly vulnerable to devastating floods because of the steep terrain, with hillsides and mountains often devoid of trees that hold back water. Many Haitians live in houses that are not able to withstand a serious storm, typically built of scraps of wood with corrugated metal roofs.

A month after the story, the concern has shifted to the need for food, clean drinking water, and medical supplies. Additonally, there is great concern that a cholera outbreak is imminent even with the recent vacinnations of over 820,000 Haitians.

At this time both of the AAFP Foundation disaster relief partner organizations are in-country lending aid to those they can reach.

Please help by making a donation to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts in all areas impacted.

[Hurricane Matthew in Haiti]

Program Overview

Your AAFP Foundation helps those in need at home and around the world. During times of disaster, your Foundation ensures timely and effective aid by working with partner organizations specializing in rapid-response, on-the-ground support.

In giving to your AAFP Foundation, you are assured that your dollars are going directly to providing health care, clean water and infection control to a devastated area through our partner relief agencies.

Our Partners

Heart to Heart International (HHI)
Heart to Heart International is a global humanitarian organization that works to improve health and to respond to the needs of disaster victims worldwide. They offer a wide range of disaster and non-disaster volunteer opportunities both domestically and internationally.

International Medical Corps (IMC) 
IMC is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief, and development programs. It offers a range of disaster and non-disaster volunteer opportunities. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, IMC is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian organization.

Make A Donation

In giving to your AAFP Foundation, you are helping to provide health care, clean water and infection control in devastated areas.

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