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U.N. Appeals For Nearly $120M In Emergency Aid For Hurricane-Hit Haiti; WHO Sending 1M Cholera Vaccine Doses To Help Stem Rise In Cases

Associated Press: Nearly a week after hurricane hit Haiti, U.N. appeals for aid
“…The U.N. humanitarian agency in Geneva made an emergency appeal Monday for nearly $120 million in aid, saying about 750,000 people in southwest Haiti alone will need ‘life-saving assistance and protection’ in the next three months. U.N. officials said earlier that at least 1.4 million people across the region need assistance and that 2.1 million overall have been affected by the hurricane. Some 175,000 people remain in shelters…” (Fox/Keaton, 10/10).

Reuters: WHO sending 1 million cholera vaccine doses to Haiti
“The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it was sending one million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti, where cases of the killer disease have climbed in the wake of Hurricane Matthew…” (Nebehay, 10/11).

Reuters: Haiti needs ‘massive response’ after hurricane: U.N. chief
“A ‘massive response’ is needed to help Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew and the United Nations is mobilizing on all fronts to help get the recovery under way, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday…” (Nichols, 10/11).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. appeals for $120 million to launch ‘massive response’ in storm-ravaged Haiti
“Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Monday] announced the launch of a near $120 million appeal to fund United Nations aid activities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, where the rising death toll coupled with the start of the rainy season has prompted the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to sound the alarm on the threat of waterborne diseases to children living in the worst-affected areas…” (10/10).

Wall Street Journal: Haiti’s Death Toll From Hurricane Matthew Climbs, More People in Shelters
“The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew continued to rise Monday, as an increasing number of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed took refuge in shelters, the government said…” (Harrup, 10/10).

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