Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti on Saturday causing widespread flooding. Although the storm did not strike with the intensity originally projected for Haiti, floodwaters were especially perilous for the approximately 400,000 Haitians who are still living in tents and makeshift shelters since the 2010 earthquake. International Medical Corps’ local teams will continue to monitor the situation.
International Medical Corps has operated in Haiti since 2010 when our teams were on the ground within 22 hours of the earthquake. Following a comprehensive emergency response, we implemented long-term programs in Haiti including cholera treatment, primary health care, water and sanitation, and disaster preparedness. Today we are focused on training local health workers to help rebuild Haiti’s health infrastructure.