Aid Teams Work To Reach Isolated Areas Of Haiti Hit By Hurricane Matthew; U.N. Says 350K Need Assistance

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: U.N. says 350,000 Haitians in need of assistance
“The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago, the U.N. has said…” (Jones/Holpuch, 10/5).

Humanosphere: Haiti braces for post-hurricane cholera outbreak, a ‘potential humanitarian disaster’
“After Hurricane Matthew slashed through the impoverished nation of Haiti on Tuesday, leaving death and destruction in its wake, the country may be facing another deadly crisis: a surge in cholera…” (Nikolau, 10/5).

NPR: ‘We Were Already In A Cholera Crisis’; Hurricane Pummels Haiti, Heads North
“…The United Nations disaster risk agency says the scale of the destruction in the most remote parts of Haiti’s southwestern peninsula is still unknown. Roads have been washed out, communication to much of the region is cut off and aid organizations say they are deeply concerned about a spike in cholera cases…” (Hersher, 10/5).

Wall Street Journal: Aid Teams Try to Reach Areas in Haiti Pounded by Hurricane Matthew
“Rescue workers in Haiti began distributing supplies Wednesday to victims of Hurricane Matthew as they worked to reach cut off areas and assess the full extent of damage and casualties from the storm that left hundreds of thousands of people in need of help…” (Harrup, 10/5).

Washington Post: Haiti takes stock of Hurricane Matthew devastation as storm churns toward U.S.
“…So far 16 deaths have been reported — 10 in Haiti itself — but that figure could rise as authorities have still not heard from key regions, including the hard-hit Grande Anse region in western Haiti…” (Schemm et al., 10/6).

Washington Post: Aid teams in Haiti struggle to reach regions slammed by Hurricane Matthew
“…Local teams in the isolated regions were in ‘search-and-rescue mode,’ [Samuel Darguin, a worker with the aid group Haitian American Caucus-Haiti,] said, with reports of people missing. That suggested the death toll could rise…” (Schemm/Murphy, 10/5).

Xinhua/New China: Over 4 mln children at risk as Hurricane Matthew pummels Haiti: UNICEF
“More than four million children may be exposed to the damage of Hurricane Matthew, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday as the Category 4 storm made landfall on the impoverished Caribbean island…” (10/4).

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