Humanitarian assistance to Haiti

19 October 2016

Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Matthew, today I announce Australia will provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti.

Australia will contribute $2.5 million to the international effort to assist Haitians in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. When at least 546 Haitians were killed, thousands of homes destroyed, there was a surge in cholera cases, leaving more than 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

The Australian Government will provide $1.5 million to UNICEF to improve access to clean water and sanitation to help combat the cholera epidemic and threat of other water-borne diseases. This follows an international appeal by the United Nations to intensify efforts to reduce the transmission of cholera and provide support to Haitians most affected by the disease.

Last Updated: 19 October 2016