In January of 2017, Doctors Without Borders announced the distribution of provisions that included food, blankets, and hygiene kits for over 9,000 families in Southern Haiti. This aid came after Hurricane Matthew struck, which destroyed homes and injured more than 800 people. Although families living in the area have tried to build shelters, the makeshift structures do not provide proper protection against the cold and rain.
Besides providing help to the people of this region, Doctors Without Borders has plans to stay active in the country throughout 2017, as individuals start to rebuild their communities. The organization has recently provided vaccines for cholera and clean water via tanker trucks in its efforts to help sustain those living there.