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Haiti Flash Appeal 2016 [EN, FR]

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.  Presidential elections planned on 9 October have been postponed. The country’s authorities are mounting the response operation and have appealed for international assistance. The impact of the hurricane has to be seen against the background of underlying and chronic risks and vulnerabilities throughout the country, which is highly prone to natural hazards. This appeal focuses on those immediate humanitarian needs arising from Hurricane Matthew.

 

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
20 Oct 2016
Document type: 
Other Response Plans (FLASH)
Location(s): 
Haiti
Theme(s): 
Resource Mobilisation
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016