Nearly 900 dead in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew batters island nation

Nearly 900 people have been killed after Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti, with outbreaks of cholera claiming more lives in the aftermath.

Christian Aid told Sky News the situation was “critical” – and was likely to remain that way for 18 months.

Prospery Raymond from the charity said: “The south part of Haiti is really affected by Hurricane Matthew.

“The population are really in need of water, shelter, materials.

“Compared to the earthquake this emergency is very, very critical.”

The number of people reported killed has continued to rise as information has trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm.

The latest total stands at 877, according to local officials… see more

source: skynews

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