Bearing witness to the destruction in Haiti from hurricane Matthew.
I also offer this statement from the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee, and link for donations for humanitarian aid: http://www.uusc.org/uusc-statement-hurricane-matthew/
“We are working with our local partner organizations to assess the effects of the storm on “stateless” people stranded along the Dominican Republic border, and the more than 55,000 internally displaced people still living in camps and temporary shelters around the country.”
The loss of life and livelihoods, homes and infrastructure, has been staggering.
Most of the deaths were in towns and fishing villages around Haiti’s southern coast, with many killed by falling trees, flying debris and swollen rivers.
Authorities are still trying to assess the situation, but the photos below, published on BBC’s website, give an idea of some of the physical damage that has been done by Matthew when it hit the country as a Category 4 hurricane.
The now Category 3 Matthew, with sustained winds of 120 miles…
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