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Haiti - Matthew : At least 350,000 people need assistance
06/10/2016 10:02:44

Haiti - Matthew : At least 350,000 people need assistance
In a statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the impact of Hurricane Matthew "The Secretary-General wishes to convey his solidarity with the people and Governments of Haiti, Cuba and other nations in the Caribbean, affected by Hurricane Matthew.

In Haiti, the Government reports that a number of people have lost their lives https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-18836-icihaiti-flash-matthew-23-dead-partial-provisional-assessment.html and estimates that at least 350,000 people need immediate assistance. While the full extent of the hurricane's impact remains unclear, the UNDAC United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination) team on the ground is working with partners to coordinate rapid assessments, with logistical assistance from Minustah."

A report on the situation of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), citing information from Haitian Civil Protection, indicates that 350,000 men, women and children in Haiti need assistance. OCHA said the floods had been reported in 11 communes of the South of Haiti, while the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has issued warnings about the fate of 55,000 displaced persons still living in temporary shelters in and around the capital https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-18794-haiti-matthew-55-107-persons-in-camps-in-haiti-without-protection.html

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