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UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

2016-10-26 08:48

A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission said.

172 inmates escape Haiti prison, 2 dead

2016-10-23 13:00

At least 172 inmates escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during an armed mutiny, killing one guard and many escaping with police weapons, it has been reported.

Storm-hit Haiti gets first major food aid

2016-10-12 21:38

The first major handout of food aid has taken place along Haiti's storm-wrecked southwest coast - but supplies were still far short of what was needed by the thousands of starving people.

US halts deportations of Haitians after hurricane

2016-10-12 12:08

Hurricane Matthew's devastation of Haiti has prompted the US government to temporarily suspend its recent decision to resume deportations of undocumented Haitians.

At least 1.4 million need aid in Haiti after Hurricane

2016-10-11 11:05

Haiti faces a humanitarian crisis that requires a "massive response" from the international community, the UN chief said on Monday, with at least 1.4 million people needing emergency aid following last week's battering by Hurricane Matthew.

Desperate Haiti hurricane survivors plead for aid

2016-10-10 09:49

'Help us,' survivors of Hurricane Matthew in southern Haiti have pleaded, as they amassed in shelters or in crumpled homes along a shredded coast.

Matthew touches off severe flash flooding in North Carolina

2016-10-09 17:22

A deteriorating Matthew has been stripped of hurricane status and is making its slow exit to the sea after touching off severe flash flooding in North Carolina.

Horror in Haiti as hurricane toll soars

2016-10-08 11:02

The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti has become clear as the death toll surged past 400, three days after Hurricane Matthew levelled huge swaths of the country's south.

At least 400 dead in hurricane-hit Haiti

2016-10-07 18:13

At least 400 people are now known to have died as Hurricane Matthew levelled huge swaths of Haiti's south.

 

At least 10 dead in Haiti as heavy rain falls in north

2016-11-07 20:25

Authorities in Haiti say flooding has killed at least 10 people in three northern provinces as heavy rain falls across the region.

Drones help identify post-Hurricane Matthew needs in Haiti

2016-10-25 17:18

On a football field in the Haitian town of Jeremie, children gather to gape at a drone preparing to take off and document damage to the area caused by Hurricane Matthew.

Haiti tops list of disaster deaths

2016-10-13 13:45

Hurricane-ravaged Haiti, still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake, has suffered the highest number of disaster deaths of any country in the past two decades, the UN says.

US Marines headed to hurricane-ravaged Haiti with relief

2016-10-12 19:49

The US Navy has sent one of its large warships to Haiti, bringing hundreds of Marines and sailors along with power generators, water purifiers and bulldozers to bolster relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

2016-10-11 20:02

A top cholera official at the World Health Organisation says the agency has decided to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti "as soon as possible" to cope with an expanded risk of the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Thousands of Haitians in limbo at US-Mexico border

2016-10-10 22:40

Wilenda Nicolas, six months pregnant, prepares a mattress on the floor for a little girl in a migrant shelter with some 100 other Haitians in Tijuana, a Mexican city bordering the United States.

Haiti mourns hurricane dead as Matthew dwindles

2016-10-09 18:23

Haiti has begun three days of mourning for victims of Hurricane Matthew as relief officials grappled with the unfolding devastation in the Caribbean country's hard-hit south.

Zuma sends message of solidarity to Haiti

2016-10-08 22:22

President Jacob Zuma has expressed his condolences to the Government and people of the Republic of Haiti following the destructive Hurricane Matthew.

US to send Navy ship to aid hurricane-hit Haiti

2016-10-08 07:04

The United States is sending a Navy ship to aid Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew claimed at least 400 lives and caused catastrophic damage.

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WATCH: Hurricane Matthew batters Florida's coast

Residents of Florida, USA, finally began to feel the effects of Hurricane Matthew on Friday as the storm battered the East Coast with devastating winds, rain and storm surges. Watch.

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