Haiti: Hurricane Matthew - Humanitarian Response Two Months On (4 December 2016)
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, leaving an estimated 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance. Two months on, the humanitarian community has mobilized resources and relief to support the Government of Haiti’s efforts to assist 750,000 people in the most affected areas. Despite limited funding and a spat of security incidents, much has been accomplished in addressing critical needs such as food, water, hygiene and sanitation, health care and shelter. Even as it will take many more months to rebuild fully the damaged infrastructure and all destroyed homes, aid agencies are balancing remaining needs for life-saving assistance and planting the seeds of recovery to help Haitians rebuild their lives. In the weeks ahead, priority will be given to the most vulnerable people in the most affected communities, which include hard-to-reach mountainous areas of the Grand'Anse and South regions.
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