With the purpose of contributing to alleviate the suffering of the Haitian people after Hurricane Matthew, which left a balance of 1.4 million people in need of assistance, White Helmets carried out a Humanitarian Assistance Mission to Haiti.
The mission consisted in the departure of a humanitarian contingent made up of White Helmets volunteers and professionals from the National Office of Health Emergencies, who provided assistance at the Argentine Mobile Hospital in Port-au-Prince. They then moved to Jéremie in order to strengthen installed operational capacities and primary health care, as well as to deliver humanitarian supplies in the form of medicines and water purification tablets.
The Mission responded to international appeals and requests made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Juan Carr, social worker and founder of the Solidarity Network, and Carlos "Chapa" Retegui, DT of the men's hockey team and trainer of young community leaders, were part of the mission, delivering backpacks with school supplies for Haitian children.