Emergency mobilization underway in Haiti as hurricane hits

4 October 2016

An emergency response to support people affected by the landfall of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti is underway, the UN’s food agency has confirmed.

The hurricane, which according to media reports is the strongest to hit the Caribbean region in nearly a decade, moved over the south-west coast of Haiti on Tuesday morning bringing high winds, heavy rain and storm surges.

Carlos Veloso is the World Food Programme’s acting director there.

He’s been speaking to Cristina Silveiro.

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