Sunday, October 9, 2016

Death Toll Continues To Rise In Haiti From Hurricane Matthew

BBC: Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning as aid gears up

Haiti has begun three days of national mourning for those killed by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the south of the country.

At least 900 people are believed to have died. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and some 350,000 people need aid, the government says.

Cholera is a major fear, with several deaths reported, as are food supplies, given the destruction of crops.

Matthew went on to barrel up the south-eastern coast of the US, killing 10.

It caused extensive flooding, power cuts and damage to buildings in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

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WNU Editor: Despite the multi-billions in aid that has been sent to Haiti .... the country still remains as a fourth world country run by inept and corrupt governments. This is a stark contrast to the Haitians that I know in Montreal who have come here and/or fled in the past few years. Many of them have thrived here, run businesses, work hard, push an education agenda for their children, and are some of the most easiest people top do business with and/or be friends with. This tells me how important a political culture can be for a country .... and in a country like Haiti .... a 'poster child' on what happens when it is the worst type of culture.

More News On the Aftermath Of Hurricane Matthew On Haiti

Haiti death toll rising after Hurricane Matthew (CNN)
4 days after Matthew, Haiti struggles to recover (USA Today)
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti south '90% destroyed' (BBC)
Hurricane Matthew: Haiti battles cholera outbreak (Al Jazeera)
Hurricane Matthew: In Haiti the death toll stands at 877 but the US media does not seem to care (The Independent)
Haiti: Hurricane Matthew devastation in 10 photos (CNN)

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