1 Month After Hurricane Matthew, Women Need Greater Protection, Access To Health Care, 800K Need Immediate Food Aid, U.N. Says
U.N. News Centre: U.N. agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti
“With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s vulnerability in the aftermath of the storm, which devastated not only people’s livelihoods but health facilities and other vital infrastructure…” (11/3).
Washington Post: A month after Hurricane Matthew, 800,000 Haitians urgently need food
“…A month after Hurricane Matthew blasted through southwestern Haiti, the region is a blighted, apocalyptic landscape of wrecked homes and growling hunger. At least 800,000 people need food urgently, according to the United Nations, including more than two-thirds of families in the worst-hit departments of Grand’Anse and Sud. Emergency help is arriving, but there is not enough of it, and it will take several more weeks to reach remote mountain communities where officials say the destruction was total…” (Miroff, 11/3).
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