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Six months after Hurricane Matthew, CBM response is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives.
- Temporary field bases set up and running in Les Cayes & Jérémie, two of the most-affected areas
- Team of community and social workers (including persons with disabilities) and psychologist is in place
- 3370 persons with disabilities (50% of whom are female and 9% of whom are children) have been identified for potential referral to providers of basic and specific services
- Psychological First Aid (PFA) training has been conducted for whole team
- Five psychosocial support groups are running, with more than 70 cases identified for referral while 44 people have received psychosocial counselling
- DPOs are involved in focus group discussions, consultations and advocacy
- Rehabilitation centre support and referral system has been started
- Negotiations to provide reconstruction support to three specialised education centres/schools in the affected areas are ongoing
- Livelihood project has started in time for planting season: 70 families so far have received seeds, tools and had their land cleared, plus 100 people have received cash for work in doing these activities
- CBM Haiti Country Office and temporary field stations are equipped with the logistics and human resources to ensure seamless response and recovery
- 7429 people in Cuba have access to potable water and 114 have been trained in the use of the filters