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- OCHA: Unrest disrupts humanitarian programmes in Haiti. 3 Oct 2019
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- UN SC: United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti - Report of the Secretary-General (S/2019/805). 13 Oct 2019
- IFRC: Haiti: Civil Unrest Information bulletin no. 2. 12 Oct 2019
- UN SC: Mission des Nations Unies pour l’appui à la justice en Haïti - Rapport du Secrétaire général (S/2019/805). 13 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Haiti: Unrest disrupts humanitarian programmes. 3 Oct 2019
- ACAPS: CrisisInSight Weekly Picks, 10 October 2019. 10 Oct 2019
WHEN Hurricane Matthew swept across the Caribbean in early October 2016, it caused huge devastation across Haiti – particularly in the south of the country. Around 2.1 million people were affected, with 1.4 million people needing humanitarian assistance of whom more than 800,000 required urgent food assistance. The Salvation Army in Haiti reacted quickly, providing cooked meals for several days for 800 people in emergency shelters. This was quickly followed by the provision of rice, beans, oil and corn to approximately 4,000 people.
WHEN Hurricane Matthew caused massive damage across Haiti in the first week of October, the neighbouring country of Dominican Republic was also affected. The Salvation Army is responding to flooding caused when heavy rains from the hurricane and subsequent storms led to the Moca River overflowing. Almost 50 homes were destroyed in Espaillat Province, with a further 300 houses being damaged. The flooding also led to businesses being lost, with farmers particularly badly hit.