Images of Hurricane Matthew Devastation in Haiti
spokesman for the UN agency for disaster prevention (UNISDR) said that the United Nations was very concerned about the impact of the storm in Haiti and that the world organisation was closely monitoring the situation. The UN deputy special representative for Haiti Mourad Wahba called Matthew “the largest humanitarian event” in Haiti since the earthquake and said “much of the population” has already been displaced. He said that at least 10,000 people were in shelters and the country was running short of clean water.
Health authorities are also expecting the number of cholera cases to greatly increase in the weeks and moths following the storm. Haiti is still reeling from a cholera outbreak, inadvertently introduced to the country by UN nepalese peacekeepers sent to the country after an unprecedented earthquake in 2010 had destroyed much of the Capital city Port-au-Prince. A devastating earthquake that Haiti has not yet, fully recovered from.