Update on Haiti Post Hurricane Matthew- Tuesday October 11, 2016
(excerpts from an Al-Jazeera report)
The devastating hurricane wiped some towns and villages off the map, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said today. The Secretary-General told reporters. Haiti faces a crisis that requires a “massive response” from the international community, the United Nations has said, with atleast 1.4 million people needing emergency aid after Hurricane Matthew.
The storm killed almost 1,000 people in the impoverished Caribbean nation, with that toll expected to rise as rescue workers reach previously inaccessible areas. Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, last week leveled homes, fouled water sources and killed livestock, leaving victims pleading for help to arrive quickly.
The United Nations has launched a $120m flash appeal to cover Haiti’s needs for the next three months. In Haiti, more than 300 schools have been damaged, while crops and food reserves were destroyed, Ban said. UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien said that the hurricane had triggered the worst humanitarian crisis in the country since the 2010 earthquake. Nearly 300,000 Haitians are in shelters across the country, and damage to roads and communications has hampered deliveries of supplies.
Eddy Prophete says our Consider Haiti staff in Montrouis is safe, but its farm manager Garry Maurice reports our farm has been “devastated.”
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