Two days after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti the scale of the disaster is only just emerging.
Point of view
Matthew ravaged everything in the way including our houses. We are all sheltering now. We have nothing leftJeremie resident
Almost 900 people are reported dead.
The country, on the western part of the island of Hispaniola, is already wracked by poverty and the UN says some 350,000 are now in dire need as a result of the storm.
Destruction in #Jeremie from #HurricaneMatthew.— nicole robicheau (@nicorobot) October 6, 2016
KwaWouj</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/Federation">Federation on the ground assisting. #Haiti pic.twitter.com/rUuxwPBo4f
In Jeremie what little the residents had has been claimed by the wild winds and rain:“Matthew ravaged everything in the way including our houses. We are all sheltering now. We have nothing left. Our personal things, documents birth certificates, all gone. We sleep on the streets with our children and no one has come to help until now. We have nothing.’‘
Massive damage to buildings is visible in the city of Jeremie, Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew passed through. (Photo via
Reuters</a>) <a href="https://t.co/PCtSRo40EJ">pic.twitter.com/PCtSRo40EJ</a></p>— Jim Dalrymple II (JimDalrympleII) October 6, 2016
The Red Cross has launched an appeal to raise $6.9m to provide medical assistance, shelter and water and sanitation to 50,000 people in south western Haiti.