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Haiti: Accessing cut of areas after Hurricane Matthew

21 October 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on 4 October, four teams from MSF are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest.

Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas.