Relief after Hurricane "Matthew"

After Hurricane "Matthew" destroyed large parts of Haiti, the ASB team in Haiti as well as relief experts from ASB Germany help the people in need.

  • In a first distribution of ffod and drinking water, ASB reached those families who had lost their homes in Petit-Goâve.
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  • The families had found refuge in a school in front of which the distribution took place.
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  • The people benefitting from ASB's help have to start over new because they lost their homes and belongings.
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  • "The need is immens and the situation is more than dramatic", says Birame Sarr, ASB country director in Haiti.
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  • Mothers with small children are especially vulnerable as the spread of diseases will hurt them most of all.
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  • The beneficiaries of ASB's distribution of relief items are waiting patiently to recieve food and safe drinking water. More aid is already beeing organised.
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  • A part of the ASB team. The colleagues are currently trying to reach regions in the south-west of Haiti that have been cut of from the main support lines.
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Hurricane "Matthew" has left enormous destructions in large parts of Haiti. More than 750.000 people are in need of help. The ASB team has started relief measures directly after the tropical storm was over and distributed food and safe drinking water to families in Petit-Goâve. Relief experts of ASB in Haiti as well as German project coordinators are currently reaching out to those regions in the South-West of the country that have been most severly hit and are preparing further relief.

ASB is calling for donations

If you want to support our Humanitairan Aid after Hurricasne Matthew in Haiti, please donate now!

ASB offers Sphere-Training in Port-au-Prince on 13th October

The Sphere Handbook, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, is one of the most widely known and internationally recognized sets of common principles and universal minimum standards in life-saving areas of humanitarian response. The training will submit standards of quality and accountability towards the affected communities and will be held by ASB-relief expert and Sphere-trainer Axel Schmidt.

When: Thursday 13th October, from 14:00 till 17:00h

Where: exact venue will be communicated asap

Target audience: all humanitarian workers with no or insufficient knowledge on Sphere

Background Information: about Sphere (including free download of the Handbook, Videos etc.)

Introductory Video:

Handbook French (free download):

Handbook Haitian Creole (free download):

The Training: The training will be facilitated by a field experienced Sphere trainer. "Normal" Sphere introduction trainings are two days long. This will be an improvised interactive training aiming to enable participants to use the powerful tool the next day in the field or in the office for all stages of the project circle to ensure a right to a life with dignity for affected people.

Register/Apply: Please register yourself with your name and organisation in the following KoBo-questionnaire:

or send an e-mail.

Preparation before: Please read at least the HUMANITARIAN CHARTA of the Sphere Handbook. You can download the full handbook for free at:

Questions: please contact Axel Schmidt: +491732839756,

Certificates will be provided!


More information (in German):