Haiti Hurricane Matthew Situation Report #02 (06 October 2016)

from World Food Programme
Published on 06 Oct 2016

In Numbers

300,000 people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance*

108 people killed

20,200 people displaced


  • Haiti is the hardest-hit country by Category 4 Hurricane Matthew

  • WFP has 25MT of food in Jeremie for immediate distributions to feed up to 9,000 people for a week

  • WFP is conducting an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) in the areas most affected

Situation Update

  • The Government of Haiti estimates that at least 300,000 people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, although it is expected that number may rise as assessments are carried out.

  • Hurricane Matthew has severely affected southern parts of Haiti, especially the departments of Grand-Anse and South.

  • The main road connecting the southern part of Haiti to the rest of the country has been compromised. Repair work are taking place. In the meantime, movements by air and by boat are an immediate necessity.

  • Food production is compromised for the current and following crop cycle in the most affected areas. Up to 100% of harvest lost have been reported in the South.

  • The presidential elections scheduled for October 9th have been postponed because of Hurricane Matthew and school have remained closed all week.