ShelterBox has Response Teams in Cuba and the United States responding to the damage Hurricane Sandy left behind as well as one en route to Haiti today.
Around 18,000 homes have been flooded, damaged or destroyed in Haiti, according to the latest United Nations figures from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
James Webb (UK) is part of the ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) travelling to the Caribbean country to assess the need:
‘It’s been two and a half years since I first went to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Since then the country has continued to be struck by catastrophe and people are still living in horrendous conditions.
‘I’m part of the team going to see whether ShelterBox can help after Tropical Storm Sandy. There are lots of challenges facing us as reports suggest that it’s largely remote communities that have been most-affected.
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