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Business Guide: Hurricane Matthew Flash Apeal for Haiti

After cutting a deadly swath across the Caribbean region, Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 235 km/h, violently struck south-western Haiti on 4 October causing widespread damage, flooding and displacement. The poverty level of the population in this area reaches 70 per cent. Hurricane Matthew has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake at a time when the country is already facing an increase in the number of cholera cases, and severe food insecurity and malnutrition. The UN, the Government of Haiti, and partners have identified urgent needs as outlined here.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
11 Oct 2016
Document type: 
Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016