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7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Aid

guards raise the haitian national flag outside the quake-destroyed ruins of the presidential palace
Guards raise the Haitian national flag outside the quake-destroyed ruins of the Presidential Palace on November 16, 2010 in Port-au-Prince. Haiti’s cholera death toll passed 1,000, including dozens of deaths in the teeming capital, as the epidemic showed no sign of abating just two weeks ahead of presidential elections. AFP PHOTO / Hector RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

The resilience of the Haitian people has endured through years of natural disasters

January 12, 2017 — On Jan. 12, 2010, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti, claiming up to 316,000 lives and displacing more than 1.5 million people. Today ― seven years later ― 2.5 million Haitians are still in need of humanitarian aid, according to a new report from the United Nations.  Continue reading 7 Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Millions Still Need Aid

Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We

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An estimated 1.4 million people are in need of assistance, many without food, safe water, shelter or basic health services, and children are often the most vulnerable

November 1, 2016 — Of the many humanitarian crises challenging the world today, none is as solvable as the human disaster that Hurricane Matthew has wrought in southwestern Haiti. The threats to human life in Haiti’s Sud and Grand Anse departments are entirely within our grasp to address immediately: starvation, Continue reading Haiti Is Facing A Humanitarian Crisis We Can Solve — So Why Aren’t We

Hurricane Matthew damage to US sand dunes less than forecast

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A surfer makes his way out into increasingly rough Atlantic Ocean waters before the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, U.S., October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Waves or storm surge overwhelmed an estimated 53 miles (86 km) of dunes and other coastal structures in Florida

October 31, 2016 — Hurricane Matthew washed away at least 162 miles (261 km) of U.S. Atlantic sand dunes this month, less than predicted for the powerful storm, a government agency said on Monday.  Continue reading Hurricane Matthew damage to US sand dunes less than forecast