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Two people were killed in Haiti by helicopter's rotor during aides distribution

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, December 12, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
The accident helicopter was a Canadian-registered Bell 429 that Bell Helicopter was operating in Haiti at its own expense. Airlink Photo


Two people were killed after being struck by the rotor of a helicopter delivering aide in Haiti during last month Hurricane Matthew.


The Canadian company, Bell, confirms that one of its two helicopters sent to Haiti to assist in the relief efforts, was involved in an accident on November 12 in the Grande Anse Department, the area that was most severely affected by the storms.  

"We are deeply saddened that a fatal accident occurred at a disaster relief distribution point in a remote location on...

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U.N has only been able to raise 40% of $120 million It pledged for Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, November 18, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The United Nations said yesterday that so far it has received only 40% of the 120 million in emergency funds requested to support Haiti after hurricane Matthew. More than a month after the disaster, the organization is having difficulty finding resources, as admitted in a press conference John Ging, director of operations of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 

Ging was surprised for the little donor support to Haiti and said the response received so far is clearly ...

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Hurricane Matthew caused $2 billion worth of damages in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 29, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The devastating Hurricane Matthew earlier this month, has caused some $2 billion worth of damages in Haiti, the country to be the hardest hit by the storm, according to Haitian officials; in line with the estimation of the World Bank and the Inter American Development Bank which estimate the damages to be around 124 billion Haitian gourdes or 1.72 billion euros.


The agricultural and housing sectors of the economy have suffered the largest losses. $600 million each.

The southern region of Haiti,...

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Cholera epidemic spreading at alarming rate in Haiti following devastating hurricane

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 20, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
Depuis l'ouragan, près de 300 personnes ont été contaminées par le choléra à Randelle.


A cholera epidemic that health officials worried would emerge amid the devastating hurricane Matthew in Haiti, is now spreading at an alarming rate in the island nation. Some 500 people and counting have been infected in the three weeks span after the storm that killed over 1.000 people and displaced another 350.000.

In the isolated and mountainous small rural villages in southwest Haiti, where hurricane Matthew caused the greatest damages, locals are struggling to find care for their loved on...

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US to end its helicopter relief efforts in Haiti, says Pentagon

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 20, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



The United States in the coming days will be ending its helicopter relief efforts in Haiti. The US sent 10 helicopters to Haiti as part of its rescue and relief operations, following the request of assistance of the Haitian government in the midst of the devastating Hurricane.

The decision of the US government, according to the Pentagon, comes after the road conditions in Haiti have begun to improve. The powerful hurricane caused millions of dollars of damages to Haiti’s already precarious i...

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Ban Ki-moon to visit devastated Haiti today

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 15, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, will soon arrive in Haiti today for a short visit, to personally assess the devastation left behind by Hurricane Matthew and to bring urgent attention to a still critical situation in Haiti, as a cholera epidemic is slowly but surely emerging amid the destruction and the UN is struggling to raise the necessary funds.

A couple days after the storm in Haiti, the United Nations quickly launched an appeal for $120 million to help assist the poor c...

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Humanitarian convoys attacked in Haiti, as desperation turns into anger

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 14, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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It's been over a week since Haiti has been left devastated by the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Over  1.000 are reportedly dead while hundreds of thousands more are feared to have been displaced and, over 1 million plunged in food insecurity. Haitian officials and non profits organisations are racing against time to funnel humanitarian aid and sanitary supplies to the most affected areas, and they are having an incredibly hard time to do so, as trucks transporting food, water and other rescue...

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U.N: More than 100.000 children in Haiti are unable to go to school after hurricane

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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A week after the passage of the Matthew hurricane in Haiti and while schools are reopening across the country, more than 100,000 children can not attend class because their school was damaged or converted to temporary shelter, warned Tuesday the United Nations Children's Fund.

"At least 100,000 children today will not experience the joy, security and stimulation of being in a classroom can provide," said deputy UNICEF Representative in Haiti, Jean Metenier.

"We need to allow them to resume scho...

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Spain to send two planes with 25 tons of humanitarian aid to Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The Spanish government will be sending two planes with humanitarian aid to Haiti , one from Spain, which is scheduled to take off at eleven tonight, and the other from Panama, through the United Nations World Food Programme.

Both aircraft will arrive on Wednesday in Haiti .

The first plane will take off from the base of Torrejon de Ardoz  and will carry twelve tons of medicines , hygiene kits, potable water, mosquito nets and other water treatment awnings, all provided by Spanish NGOs.

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Haiti begins 3 days national mourning and starts to bury its dead in mass graves

Posted by hougansydney.com on Monday, October 10, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



Haiti has begun on Sunday a three day national mourning and has started to bury some of its dead in mass graves, as a cholera epidemic is slowly emerging amid the catastrophe left behind by Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful hurricane to hit Haiti in 53 years. Health officials have reported the death of already 13 people and 62 infected with the deadly waterborne illness.

Cholera kills 13 and infects 62 in Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew


Last Tuesday, Hurricane Matthew slammed Haiti with 1...

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Cholera kills 13 and infects 62 in Haiti, following Hurricane Matthew

Posted by hougansydney.com on Sunday, October 9, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 




A cholera outbreak that Haitian health officials feared would rise in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Matthew, seems to be slowly materializing. The deadly epidemic has already claimed the lives of 13 people in South west Haiti, the area most affected by the hurricane. Other towns hard hit by the effects of the storm such as Port-a-Piment and Les Anglais are also experiencing a surge of cholera cases. Dr. Donald Francois, head of the Haitian health ministry´s cholera program, said 62 w...

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Haiti officials refute Reuters reported 900 death toll, and are unhappy with how aid money is being spent

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 8, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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Some of the highest ranking Haitian officials, including Haiti's president Jocelerme Privert are refuting what they called " a grossly inflated" death toll reported by many international news agencies, in particular Reuters, which broke the news earlier this morning about the near 900 deaths in Haiti as a result of hurricane Matthew. Officials believe that some people may have ulterior motives in inflating the death toll. 

Speaking to Haiti's oldest newspaper -118 years- Le Nouvelliste, Haiti'...

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Breaking News: Number of deaths in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew nearing 900

Posted by hougansydney.com on Saturday, October 8, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



As expected, the number of deaths in Haiti from hurricane Matthew since the latest update on Thursday keeps soaring; it has more than triple. So far nearly 900 people are confirmed to have perished during the devastating storms that brought great devastation to the half island.

On Friday night the Haitian government updated the number of deaths to 877 and some 23 missing after information from the country's remote areas start to come out. 

Tens of thousands of homes are destroyed and some 350.0...

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After Matthew, Haiti is facing another catastrophe: an NGO disaster

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 7, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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For all the wrong reasons, Haiti, once again, has garnered international headlines this week, as Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to hit the country in over half a century wreaked havoc, and caused, what many experts are calling, the greatest natural disaster to affect Haiti since a devastating earthquake in 2010. 

300 people and counting are confirmed dead; many missing and some 350.000 displaced.

Death tolls in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew now at 284



In the midst of all this destruct...

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Desperation turning into anger in Southwest Hati; corpses in the streets, no food or water

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 7, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



Desperation is quickly turning into anger in the Southwest Department of Haiti, as no type of governmental or humanitarian aid has yet reached that part of the country, one of the most severely touched areas by Hurricane Matthew. The one bridge leading there was washed away as the river burst out of its banks. 

In the small southwestern town of Cavaillon, dozens are thought to be dead. Corpses of those who perished are still being discovered downstream. Lifeless bodies are laid on the streets ...

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Death tolls in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew now at 284

Posted by hougansydney.com on Friday, October 7, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



The number of dead in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew continues to reach new heights. Haiti's civil protection has just updated the number of deaths from 108 to 284 as of Thursday night. A number that is very likely to increase as emergency response teams on the ground reach new communities cut off from the rest of the country due to either the collapsed of bridges and/or the blocking of main highways by mudslides, fallen trees and other debris. 


Haiti's President have decreed earlier today a sta...
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Breaking News: Death toll from Hurricane Matthew reaches 100 in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 6, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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Hurricane Matthew has left 108 people dead in Haiti, according to the latest report of Haiti's interior minister.

One local official, speaking to AFP, said 50 people had died in the southern town of Roche-a-Bateau alone.

New images from remote and cut off areas in the south-west of the country show scenes of devastation. Earlier today,  Haitian president Jocelerme Privert who flew above the devastated areas earlier today said "The damages are enormous." while also emphasizing the importance of ...

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Latest update in Haiti: 23 confirmed dead and three missing

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 6, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 



As Hurricane Matthew moves away from Haiti onward to the United States, officials and rescue teams on the ground are starting to get a clearer picture of the immensity of the catastrophe left behind by the devastating effects of the storm.

The latest update on the human toll: 23 confirmed dead and three missing; these figures are expected to continue rising significantly as the number of victims in the Grande Anse remains unknown. The only bridge that connected the grande anse to the rest of ...

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US rescue teams and military personnels will start arriving in Haiti Thursday

Posted by hougansydney.com on Thursday, October 6, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
Marines deployed to Honduras prepare a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to deploy to Grand Cayman Island, Oct. 4, 2016. U.S. Southern Command directed a team of about 100 military personnel and nine helicopters to Grand Cayman Island where they will be staged and ready to support U.S. disaster relief operations in the Caribbean if requested by U.S. Agency for International Development. Marine Corps photo



American rescue teams and military personnels will start arriving in Haiti Thursday, October 6th, to help provide relief, as officially requested by the Haitian government in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which has left many parts of the country devastated, reports the US Department of Defense.    

During a conference call from US Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Navy Admiral, Kurt W.Tidd said that Southcom is putting together the Joint Task Force Matthew, commanded by Navy Rear A...

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Haiti may postpone Sunday's presidential election till October 24

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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A member of Haiti's electoral board speaking anonymously to local media said that electoral authorities are looking at the possibility of maybe reporting the presidential election due to take place Sunday, October 9th, to instead, October 24, for many reasons. To allow authorities more time to focus all their ressources on rescuing and providing relief to the tens of thousands displaced by the devastating storm; and also because officials fear that sensible voting materials would not make it ...

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Verizon is offering free phone calls to Haiti in the wake of hurricane Matthew

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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After the US carrier T-mobile has announced that it would be offering free phone calls from the United States to the areas in the Caribbean affected by the powerful Hurricane Matthew, today Verizon has said that it too, will began providing its customers with free calling to Haiti. “Verizon is offering free wireless and wireline calling from the United States to Haiti to connect with family and friends,” the mobile service provider said in a statement on Tuesday.

From Tuesday, October 4, t...

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Emergency response teams in Haiti have difficulties reaching those most affected by hurricane

Posted by hougansydney.com on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 




Emergency response teams are having a very difficult time reaching those affected the most by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, after the devastating storm washed out the Ladigue bridge in Petit Goave, cutting off road access to Haiti's southern tip, the area where hurricane Matthew had the most powerful impact. This situation has made it nearly impossible to know exactly the extent of the damages of the unprecedented storm. So far only six people have been confirmed dead, by local news outlets. Fo...

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Breaking News: Access to Haiti southern peninsula cut off after bridge washed away [video]

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 






The powerful Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc across Haiti. Videos circulating on Haitian social media are showing that the bridge Ladigue to Petit Goave has just been washed away by the raging river, essentially cutting off road access to rest of the southern peninsula; the area expected to be the hardest hit.


Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti in the early morning hours of Tuesday, lashing out winds at 145mph and dumping torrential rains over Haiti's denuded mountains....

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Breaking News: Haiti has requested US assistance for Hurricane Matthew

Posted by NavyTimes on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 




The U.S. military’s massive disaster relief machine is kicking into gear. The government of Haiti has requested U.S. aid as the slow-moving Hurricane Matthew pounds the island, according to a USAID spokesman. The aid organization has also activated its disaster response team. 

Two sources confirmed that the carrier George Washington and the amphibious transport dock Mesa Verde, supported by Navy and Marine aviation, are spinning up for a rapid deployment to the Caribbean to provide relief to...

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U.N "very concerned" about impact of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The United Nations today said that it is "very concerned" about the impact  Hurricane Matthew may have in Haiti, a country that still has not recovered from the devastating consequences of the earthquake that struck in 2010.

"We are very concerned about what might happen to large population groups that have not yet recovered from the earthquake,"  said at a news conference Denis McClean, spokesman for the UN agency for disaster prevention (UNISDR).

The spokesman said that more than 60,000 Haiti...

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T-Mobile and MetroPCS make it free to call Haiti during Hurricane Matthew

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 
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The US phone carrier T-mobile which also owns MetroPcs has announced that in order to help its customers connect with loved ones in the path of Hurricane Matthew, T-mobile is making it free to call and text from the United States to affected areas including the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Turks & Caicos.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the path of this powerful storm" said John Legere, President and CEO of T-mobile. "Please be sure to check on your loved ones."

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Death toll from hurricane Matthew, rises in Haiti

Posted by hougansydney.com on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, In : Haiti Hurricane Matthew 

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The death toll and damages from the devastating hurricane Matthew continue to rise in Haiti. Local Radio Tele Caraibes has just confirmed the death of 4 people in Port-au-Prince and the complete destruction of 6 houses after a ravine overflowed. Several police stations are also flooded, reports the station.

So far a total of 6 people can be confirmed dead, as the powerful storm pounds the country. Yesterday another local radio/tv station -Metropole Haiti-  also confirmed the ...

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