After hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew made landfall on October 4, 2016, slamming into Haiti's southern peninsula and killing an estimated 1,332 people.

Desperate Haitians sought shelter in everything from churches to caves and graves as 235km/hour winds pounded the country's coast.

The storm levelled homes, killed livestock and destroyed agriculture in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.

Cholera is surging in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew fouled wells, flooded rivers and latrines and forced survivors to drink contaminated storm water – even in regions that have received some deliveries of emergency aid.


Less than two weeks after the earthquake, at least 200 suspected new cases of cholera have been detected in the country.


And if access to food, water and shelter does not improve immediately, the death toll is expected to increase. In its wake, the hurricane left pools of stagnant water, overflowing rivers and dead bodies – creating a breeding ground for the waterborne disease.


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Parts of Haiti's south had faced "complete destruction"