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Cuba refuses US help after Hurricane Matthew ravages the east -

Cuba has turned down offers from the United States of assistance to rebuild their country in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, in a sign that the relationship between the Cold War foes remains frustratingly frosty. Several US-based charities have said the ...and more »

Health facilities devastated in Hurricane Matthew: “I couldn't have left the women there to die” -

JEREMIE, Haiti – The night Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, Marie-Lyrette Casimir, 46, was the only midwife on duty at the maternity unit of St. Antoine Hospital in Jérémie. It would be the only building at the hospital not reduced to rubble. The storm ...and more »

Hurricane Matthew: the IFRC regional director for the Americas takes a lead to strengthen partnership and cooperation - International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

From 18-20 October, Walter Cotte, Regional Director of the Americas for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), was in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. Marjorie Jasmin/Haiti Red Cross ...and more »

Haitians Caught Between Hurricanes and the Politics of Death - News Deeply

As part of our “Displaced and Disposable” series, social researcher Bruna Kadletz reports on the latest displacement in Haiti due to Hurricane Matthew. As Haitians continue to pick up the pieces of their lives, some are heading toward the U.S. in ...and more »

Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight - The Guardian

Residents clean debris left by the floods caused by Hurricane Matthew, in Jérémie. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images. Maternal health. Midwife in Haiti tells of delivering babies knee-deep in water by torchlight. Hurricane Matthew's ...and more »

After hurricane, UN assessment finds 800000 Haitians in dire need of immediate food assistance - UN News Centre

A man works to clear downed trees from his property near the western town of Leoganne, after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti. He lost his crops and livestock. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi ?Share. Print. 24 October 2016 – An assessment ...and more »

1.4 Million People in Haiti Need Food Assistance After Hurricane Matthew - ABC News

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti, killing hundreds and leaving behind a trail of destruction, officials fear the nation could face a food crisis. Interested in Hurricanes? Add Hurricanes as an interest to stay up to date ...and more »

Learning from Past Mistakes: Rebuilding Haiti After Hurricane Matthew - Inter Press Service

The UN is providing assistance to residents of Les Cayes in Western Haiti. Credit: Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH. UNITED NATIONS, Oct 23 2016 (IPS) - As Haiti reels from another disaster once again, many are questioning the humanitarian system and looking ...and more »

Three Weeks Later, Haiti in Ruins from Hurricane Matthew's Effects - The Weather Channel

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in southwestern Haiti, there are major problems in the hardest-hit areas. Officials fear the spread of waterborne diseases like cholera and tetanus, especially when additional rain falls. When ...and more »

How To Make Sure Your Charity Doesn't Keep People Poor - The Federalist

Americans are incredibly generous, but we give of our time and money in all the wrong ways. Here's how we can truly help in the aftermath of disaster. By James Huenink. James Huenink. By James Huenink. October 25, 2016. While natural disasters like ...and more »