Hurricane Matthew

Haiti: UN agricultural development fund supports hurricane-affected farmers with $11 million

With many rural areas in Haiti still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced on Thursday that it is investing $10.8 million help restore agricultural productivity in some the worst affected areas of the island nation.

News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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Haiti radio drama teaches people how to stay alive during disasters

A popular UN-backed radio drama series is teaching people in Haiti how to stay alive when disasters hit, the producer of the show, Christina Guerin, has said.

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Vaccination campaign challenges in Haiti "can be overcome"

Challenges facing the Haitian government and UN teams, working to vaccinate 800,000 people from cholera, can be overcome to reach the most vulnerable.

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"Desperate situation" for children in post-hurricane Haiti will persist

Children who have been affected by the hurricane which struck Haiti one month ago face a desperate situation which is likely to persist for the “foreseeable future”, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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UN will “do the right thing” for Haitian people

The UN is determined to “do the right thing” on behalf of the Haitian people when it comes to the damaging effects of cholera and Hurricane Matthew.

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Hurricane Matthew leaves extensive damage in eastern Cuba

Some 350,000 people in eastern Cuba have been affected by Hurricane Matthew, according to a senior UN official in the country.

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UN Gender Focus: New Urban Agenda, Yazidis and Haiti hurricane response

New Urban Agenda guarantees rights of women and girls

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“Frustration and fear” about cholera in Haiti

People in Haiti are frustrated that they are not getting the help they need to deal with a cholera outbreak on the Caribbean island; that’s according to a senior UN official who has been visiting the country.

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Haiti: UN strategy for people, areas affected by cholera

Reducing the impact of cholera and supporting people and communities affected by the disease is the goal of a new UN approach in Haiti, where more than 9,000 deaths have occurred since a 2010 outbreak.

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