Hurricane Irma has already been deemed one of the strongest storms to ever hit the Caribbean. The category 5 storm, which has winds reaching speeds of 295 km/hr, is set to make landfall in Haiti on Thursday evening.
Joanne Moïse, 28, is a member of the women’s peasant organization OFTAG, which is supported by Development and Peace. As a member of OFTAG, Joanne received training to be a women leader in emergency situations.
The church in the parish of St. Joseph Torbeck sits without a roof, completely exposed to the sky above. Inside, it is a hollow shell, all the benches removed to dry in the sun and remnants of the walls piled on the wet floor.