Haiti: Hurricane Matthew - Access, security and humanitarian presence - 9 January 2017

During the three months of humanitarian response to hurricane Matthew, access and humanitarian presence have continued to improve and reach increasingly aected populations with life-saving assistance. Road network progressively opened and damaged road infrastructures were cleaned up. The security situation remained a challenge to humanitarian organizations as humanitarian convoys were regularly attacked and looted on the way. This has necessitated military escorts provided by MINUSTAH and PNH personnel to secure humanitarian operations. The use of escorts is subject to a rigorous assessment of needs and advocacy for alternatives, including increase in local patrolling and engagement with communities that is starting to bring positive results.

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