Eyewitnesses in Haiti, spoke about the "apocalyptic situation" because of hurricane Matthew. Imagine the horror when the winds rip the roof off a two story house.
Today, the family sleeps in a shelter on the other side of town, their 11-year-old daughter sick with fever she contracted after a storm. At the same time, the head of the family who earned a living as an English translator, trying to figure out how to scrape together the money to restore the roof of his house. This is a problem facing almost everyone in this devastated coastal city. "The same thing happened with all the neighbors," he says, pointing across the street.
In addition to the destruction of homes and schools, the hurricane accelerated the spread of cholera and postponed presidential elections. Piver was appointed interim President of Haiti, elections were planned for October 2.
"Very little time I have left in this office, I have only two priorities," said piver. "The Haitian government must demonstrate its willingness not only to urgently address its commitment to the victims of the hurricane, but we need to strengthen our institutions".
The trees were the first victims. Whole forests on the mountainous Northern coast of the Peninsula of Tiburon, Haiti was destroyed.
A week after the hurricane made landfall, humanitarian workers say that there are communities which are still cut off from the outside world due to blocked roads with debris. For this reason, doctors in the Saint-Antoine hospital in Jeremie expect a lot more patients in the coming days, as people were injured due to the hurricane.
According to the world food programme, the storm has destroyed 100% crops in agriculture. The Haitian government claims that up to 2 million people were affected by the hurricane.
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