Many parts of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew were still without aid early Tuesday Oct. 11, as the U.N. launched an emergency appeal for almost $120 milion in life-saving help for 750,000 survivors at risk of starvation or cholera.
“Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters late Monday. “Tensions are already mounting as people await help. A massive response is required. U.N. teams are working with local officials to assess needs.”
In total, the U.N. says 1.4 million Haitians are in need of assistance out of 2.1 million affected by the hurricane.
Officials at the Civil Protection Agency’s headquarters in Port-au-Prince on Monday raised the official death toll from Matthew to 372, including at least 198 deaths in Grand-Anse. But other local officials have said the toll in Grand-Anse alone tops 500. An earlier Reuters tally based on local officials put the figure at over 1,000.
To read complete article click here.
more recommended stories
FIFA opened investigation against Mexico for “homophobic” behavior during World Cup
FIFA decided to open a disciplinary.
11 year-old girl will represent Yucatan at World Mathematics Olympiad in Bulgaria
To get to Molas you have.
Mérida attracts Chinese business sector attention
A delegation of the municipal government.
Yucatán national leader in avant garde technological solutions
Scientific staff will learn to market.
Fake photo brings out real issues
Social media users began circulating a.
As he continues leading the polls, AMLO has surrounded himself with mainstream economists
Mexican front runner presidential candidate Andrés.
Rate President Donald Trump’s Job Performance
Newsmax.com, America’s leading independent news service,.
Mérida, among the 10 best cities for doing business: “Entrepeneur”
During the present municipal administration Mérida.
Trump told Shinzo: “I can hand you over ’25 million Mexicans’ to give you a taste of the migration problem”
President Donald Trump reportedly made some.
Mérida breaks ground for the new “Litoteca Nacional de Yucatán”
MÉRIDA, Yuc.- The inauguration ceremony of.