The Adventist Development and Relief Agency has partnered with Stop Hunger Now, a nongovernmental organization, to deliver 2,851,200 meals to people in Haiti as part of the ongoing Hurricane Matthew disaster response.
More than 2 million people in Haiti have felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew, including close to 900,000 children.
ADRA and Stop Hunger Now sent the first 285,120 meals by airplane from Miami on Nov. 1 with the assistance of Airlink, a rapid-response relief organization that links nonprofit groups with partner airlines in emergencies.
The remaining meals will ship via shipping containers soon after.
The meals will provide critical relief to more than 25,000 people in Haiti who have been displaced or otherwise affected in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck the Caribbean nation in early October. The dehydrated meals are comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and include 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
More than 2 million people in Haiti have felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew, including close to 900,000 children. ADRA was the first humanitarian organization to reach some of the remote regions hit by the storm and has provided urgent response to hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children by providing access to clean water, shelter supplies, hygiene resources, and emergency food.
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