TC MATTHEW continued moving northeast, weakening and making landfall south-east of McClellanville (South Carolina state, USA) on 8 October at 15.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 120 km/h. It then continued moving north-east along the coasts of North Carolina state (USA) and becoming a Post Tropical Cyclone. On 9 October at 21.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 320 km east of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina state, USA) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 120 km/h.
1.4 million people or 12.9 per cent of the population of Haiti are in need of humanitarian aid.
Humanitarian partners launched a Flash Appeal requesting US$120 million to provide life-saving relief to 750,000 people affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.
LA HABANA– Luego del impacto del huracán “Matthew” en el extremo oriental de Cuba, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) en coordinación con el Gobierno iniciará la entrega de alimentos para cubrir las necesidades de 180 mil personas en las zonas más afectadas por el Huracán.
La operación de asistencia del PMA comenzará con la entrega de una ración de arroz y frijoles a toda la población de los 4 municipios más impactados en la provincia Guantánamo: Baracoa, Maisí, Imías y San Antonio del Sur.
HAVANA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in coordination with the Government is gearing up to deliver food for 180,000 people in the areas of Cuba’s eastern-most province hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.
WFP relief operations will start with the delivery of rice and beans to the entire population of the four hardest-hit municipalities of Guantanamo Province: Baracoa, Maisi, Imías and San Antonio del Sur.
Caracas, 8 de octubre de 2016 (MPPRE). - La Diplomacia Bolivariana de Paz venezolana extendió su brazo solidario a la República de Cuba, al enviar el buque Goajira T-63 con un cargamento contentivo de unidades móviles para avanzar en la pronta recuperación de las comunidades que fueron azotadas por la tormenta Matthew que tras su paso, dejó daños materiales importantes en la región oriental de la Antilla Mayor.
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$1,217, 934
Balance Requested: US$1,217, 934
Hurricane Matthew has severely affected the Sud and Grand’Anse Departments, particularly in the communes of Les Cayes and Jérémie, in Haiti
Post-hurricane conditions are favorable for an increase in cholera cases in affected areas, in Haiti
- Priorities are focused on providing access to health care, safe water, and hygienic and sanitary conditions, in addition to recovery and reinforcement of health services
In the United States:
1.3m - AFFECTED
336 - FATALITIES
61,500 - PEOPLE IN TEMPORARY SHELTERS
USAID/OFDA-airlifted relief supplies arrive in The Bahamas and Haiti
USAID coordinates relief operations with host governments, USG interagency partners, and other humanitarian actors
UN estimates that 750,000 people in Haiti require humanitarian assistance
The UN will launch a Flash Appeal on 10 October to support response actions in Haiti. The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) announced an initial grant of US$5 million to begin life-saving response operations in the most affected areas in addition to a recent loan of $8 million to UNICEF to bolster cholera prevention and treatment.
The official death toll in Haiti is currently 336, but there are fears this number will rise. The real challenge is to provide humanitarian assistance to some 1.4 million people in need.
Le 8 octobre 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Affaires mondiales Canada
La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’une somme de 3,8 millions de dollars serait affectée à Haïti et à la région à la suite des évaluations des besoins qui y sont menées actuellement.
October 8, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced an allocation of $3.8 million in response to the needs assessments currently being conducted in Haiti and the region.
This funding follows the October 6 allocation of $780,000 to the Canadian Red Cross, Save the Children Canada, and Oxfam Canada to quickly respond to the ongoing situation in the Caribbean. This brings Canada’s total humanitarian aid contribution to $4.58 million.
As of the 7th of October 2016, cyclone Matthew is moving up the coast of Florida with a sustained wind speed of 194 km/h. It is projected to travel northeast, remaining by the coast, and then southeast by Sunday, the 9th of October 2016.
From the 4th to the 6th of October, cyclone Matthew moved through the Caribbean Sea then continued north affecting surrounding countries such as Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
Se espera que Matthew continúe como un poderoso huracán categoría 4 mientras se mueve a través de las Bahamas y hacia tierra firme en Estados Unidos.
En Haití, 108 personas murieron por el huracán Matthew, aunque se espera que este número aumente.
En algunas áreas del sureste de Haití se perdió hasta un 80% de las cosechas, según indica el PMA.
The Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund has been activated in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, allocating urgently needed resources to meet humanitarian needs in the Caribbean nations of Haiti and Cuba.
Early reports show more than 800 people have been killed in the Caribbean, with close to 100,000 people displaced and 350,000 people in need of assistance.
Matthew was the most powerful hurricane to have swept through Guantanamo province.
National authorities are still assessing damages in the affected areas under difficult weather conditions.
WFP is preparing an emergency response and is starting to mobilize its pre-positioned food to assist affected populations. At least USD 3.5 million is required to fund the operations.