Hurricane Mathew Kill Hundreds In Haiti + Cholera Outbreak To Rise

 

PC: BBC

PC: BBC

More than 900 people have died since Hurricane Mathew hit the island of Haiti. Bridges and roads were dismantled and thousand of residents living in the village areas are still unaccounted for.

Hurricane Mathew arrived at a category 4 when it slammed the southern coast of Haiti at 145mph causing massive flooding and extensive damage.

There Is Currently  No Power In The Region, And Roads And Bridges Have Been Wiped Out In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Mathew .

PC. Getty

PC. Getty

Thousands of residents are without their homes. A woman [seen above]  stands helpless  in front of her home that was destroyed during the hurricane. Mostly

The Three Needs That We’ve Identified As Immediate Responses Are:  Food, Water, And  Shelter !

PC. U.N. Mission Of Haiti [Oct.6th]

PC. U.N. Mission Of Haiti [Oct.6th]

 Government officials have confirmed that a potential Cholera outbreak can be just as catastrophic due to the tainted water and food that has spread across the shores of the region.

According to the World Health Organization, Cholera prevention occurs when there is vital water and sanitation engineers to hep residents in the aftermath of a hurricane and it lessens the death toll to one percent, but an outbreak usually kills 28,000 to 142,000 deaths per year.

Interestingly, The Cholera outbreak was also the result of Haiti’s earthquake back in 2010,  and killed more than 7,000 Haitians and sickened thousands of residents in neighboring countries, Dominican Republic and Cuba. From 2010 – through 2015 ,  Cholera has sickened more than 700,000 Haitians and the death tolls has risen to more than 9,000 .

Cholera Causes Profuse Vomiting And Diarrhea, Due To Poor Sanitation Of Sewage And Water, Overcrowding, Famine, And War.

For the people of Haiti, there is a desperate cry for help and aid in the wake of Hurricane Mathew.  More than 28,000 homes were affected, and up to 130,000 children are estimated to be out of school.

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