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- CRS: CRS: Humanitarian disaster looms in Haiti. 17 Oct 2019
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- IFRC: Haiti: Civil Unrest (MDRHT017) Emergency Plan of Action. 21 Oct 2019
- WFP: WFP Haiti Country Brief, September 2019. 22 Oct 2019
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After providing urgent medical care, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launches a building materials distribution campaign to benefit 10,000 families living in the remote mountains of Sud-Ouest, the island region most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Port-au-Prince - It has now been two months since Hurricane Matthew devastated southwest Haiti, and thousands of people are still without adequate food, safe drinking water and shelter.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned about the deterioration of living conditions, particularly in the departments of Grand'Anse, Sud and Nippes, all of which were affected by the hurricane.
December 02, 2016
Two months after Hurricane Matthew devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still without adequate shelter, food and potable water, and some remote communities have not received assistance.
Port au Prince - Three weeks after hurricane Matthew swept over southwestern Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is concerned that lack of shelter, safe drinking water, food and access to healthcare will lead to further deterioration of people’s health. “Women, men and children are in a very vulnerable position”, explains Chiara Burzio, MSF Emergency Medical Coordinator. “We are particularly concerned by the heightened risk of infectious diseases, cholera, and the deteriorating nutritional status of children under five in the isolated areas affected by the hurricane.”
In the areas of Haiti hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, many communities remain cut off from aid, rendered inaccessible by the storm. Here, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) patients and staff members tell their stories in their own words.
More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew tore through areas of southern Haiti, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams continue to treat people for wounds from the storm and diseases linked to its aftermath, and are prioritizing reaching isolated villages that are in urgent need of aid.
A collapsed bridge at Roche-a-Bateau, southwest Haiti, means that people must cross the river on foot. Hurricane Matthew tore through the Caribbean on 4 October and devastated large parts of the island.
MSF teams are treating people for cholera, injuries and other medical conditions and are providing support to medical facilities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
10 October 2016
Teams are continuing their assessments of areas of Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Tiburon Peninsula, as well as the Artibonite and Northwest departments.
In Jérémie, MSF found that the reference hospital has suffered damage and lacks water and electricity. There are a significant number of hurricane survivors with infected wounds, and also cholera cases. The MSF team carried out 250 medical consultations this weekend.
Un vide existait bien avant le séisme
While young victims of war and famine are able to access latest lifesaving, nutritious foods, millions more malnourished children still receive poor quality food aid