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#HurricaneMatthew: 1.4 Million Need Help In Haiti

Haiti faces a crisis that requires a "massive response" from the international community, the United Nations has said, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid after Hurricane Matthew. The storm killed almost 1,000 people in the impoverished Caribbean nation, with that toll likely to rise as rescue workers reach previously inaccessible areas. Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007, last week levelled homes, fouled water sources and killed livestock, leaving victims pleading for help to arrive quickly. "Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map," UN...
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The earthquake that hit Haiti raising fears hundreds of thousands of people may have been killed is the latest in a long line of stormy history of natural disasters to befall the country, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Haiti has always been dependent on foreign aid in emergencies as hurricanes and flooding are perennial concerns for the country. In 1963,hurricane Flora (the 6th deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history devastated the island. Flora’s damage to crop and property was estimated by the US weather bureau to be between $125m and $180m killing 5000. The country was hit by two disasters in 2004.

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