IOM launched USD 20 Million appeal for Hurricane Matthew response
3,900 households in the South, Grande Anse, Nippes and Ouest departments have received NFIs from the IOM-managed pipeline
Another 8,500 households are currently receiving NFIs in ongoing distributions that have been allocated to partners and to the Government
On the morning of Tuesday 4 October, Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 4 to hit the country in the past 52 years with winds up to 150 mph (240 km/h) barreled into southern coastal towns including Jeremie, Les Cayes, Port Salut, Dame Marie and Jacmel, causing major damage to homes, schools and other public buildings.
1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance ; 2.1 million individuals have been affected (UN-OCHA)
Estimated casualties range from 300 deaths according to the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) up to over 900 deaths according to international media (The Telegraph)
80% of electricity network destroyed in the Southern peninsula and 90% of homes in the South and Grande Anse department have been damaged or destroyed by the Hurricane
Land access to the most affected areas remains difficult and remote rural areas are slowly being assessed
192 temporary shelters are housing 61,537 displaced individuals according to the DPC
279 latrines destroyed or damaged in Camps in Port-au-Prince, increasing risks of cholera epidemic
Important damages were reported to makeshifts tents housing returnees/deportees from the Dominican Republic in Anse-a-Pitres (Belle Anse)
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