Hurricane Matthew's wild winds leaves hundreds dead in impoverished Haiti

Hurricane Matthew's wild winds leaves hundreds dead in impoverished Haiti
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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Two days after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti the scale of the disaster is only just emerging.

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Two days after Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti the scale of the disaster is only just emerging.

Almost 900 people are reported dead.

#Haiti People walk along a street in
downtown #Jeremie#hurricaneMatthewpic.twitter.com/mB17DDtNvl#Theworldface

— Theworldface (@the_worldface) October 7, 2016

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. KwaWouj</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/Federation">Federation on the ground assisting. #Haitipic.twitter.com/rUuxwPBo4f

— nicole robicheau (@nicorobot) October 6, 2016

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>&mdash; 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.

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