Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Reuters reporting ‘worst yet to come’ as information progresses

According to UNICEF, Haiti is facing its biggest humanitarian crisis since the 2010 earthquake. As information has began to flow from isolated regions of Haiti, Reuters is reporting that as of Friday morning, at least 478 people have been killed due to Hurricane Matthew. Numbers are expected to climb as more information becomes available. Haiti: Hurricane Matthew leaves hundreds dead, ‘worst yet to come’ Madison Park, Angela Dewan, Elizabeth Roberts, CNN October 7, 2016   (CNN) – Haiti had only just begun rebuilding from a devastating earthquake six years ago when Hurricane Matthew tore through the small Caribbean nation on Tuesday, killing hundreds in its path and inundating entire villages. Once again much of the country is a disaster zone, with powerful Matthew shredding homes and engulfing communities in knee-deep water that is taking time to recede. At least 271 people have been […]

Struggle to get aid to isolated regions hit by Hurricane Matthew

The full extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew remains unclear as emergency teams struggle to get to regions cut off by washed-out bridges and landslides. Local teams in isolated regions are currently conducting “search-and-rescue” missions, meaning that the death toll could rise. Aid teams in Haiti struggle to reach regions slammed by Hurricane Matthew Paul Schemm and Brian Murphy, The Washington Post October 5, 2016   Emergency teams in Haiti struggled Wednesday to reach hurricane-ravaged areas cut off by washed-out bridges and mudslides after Hurricane Matthew roared over the nation’s western tip and began a devastating island-hopping path that arcs toward the U.S. coast. The full extent of Matthew’s blow to Haiti remained unclear, with communications almost fully severed to some regions in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation — where tens of thousands of people still live in tents […]

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