Sunday, October 16, 2016

U.N. Base Looted Of Humanitarian Supplies By Desperate Haitians

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (C) and Haitian interim Prime Minister Enex Jean-Charles (2nd L) walk in the MINUSTAH base during a visit after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti, October 15, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Reuters: Looting near U.N. base in Haiti; Ban promises more aid

Haitians desperate for relief from hunger and sickness in the wake of Hurricane Matthew looted United Nations trucks on Saturday during a short visit to a hard-hit port town by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who promised more aid.

The Category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oct. 4, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 1.4 million in need of humanitarian aid, including 175,000 made homeless.

Flooding has triggered a new wave of cholera infections, a disease introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers a few months after the country's last major humanitarian crisis, a destructive 2010 earthquake.

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Update: Haiti: Aid trucks looted before UN chief visit (BBC)

WNU Editor: Famine fears are now on the rise .... Famine fears rise after hurricane wrecks Haiti's bread-basket (Reuters).

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