Jovenel Moise, the provisional winner of Haiti's presidential election with 55 percent of the vote in the first round, has claimed victory, calling on demonstrators to stand down and restore order in the capital.
It's been nearly a month since Hurricane Matthew tore through southern Haiti and the affected people still have to spend their meagre savings to buy drinking water. Life is slowly getting back to normal. Reuters
At least 172 inmates escaped a Haitian prison near the capital Port-au-Prince during an armed mutiny, killing one guard and many escaping with police weapons, local media reported.
By Makini Brice | LES CAYES LES CAYES Hurricane Matthew tore up large tracts of food crops as well as mature coffee and cocoa plantations when it ravaged Haiti's fertile south last week, with a U.N. official expressing concern about possible famine in the poorest nation in the Americas.The destruction of crops like rice, corn and beans in the area puts more than 100,000 children at risk of acute malnutrition, the United Nations said on Friday, in a Caribbean country where half the population already was underfed before the powerful hurricane hit
Hurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday before churning into the open sea and weakening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, as local media reported significant damage to the tiny Atlantic island chain.The Royal Gazette newspaper said the storm, rated as a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, sheared rooftops from buildings, uprooted trees, flooded homes and downed power lines as it hit Bermuda with sustained winds of up to 120 miles per hour (195 kph).But there were no immediate reports of any casualties from Bermuda, a low-lying archipelago occupying just 21 square miles (54 sq km) and home to more than 65,000 people.After passing over Bermuda, the storm, packing maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kph), was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, still capable of causing extensive damage.The Bermuda Electric Light Company (BELCO) said that nearly 26,000 customers were without power, roughly 85 percent of its customers, and that many power lines and utility poles had been knocked down
The World Health Organisation pledged to send 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti, where water and sanitation infrastructure has been severely damaged. Sandra Honore, the UN envoy for Haiti, said the health impact of Hurricane Matthew "cannot be overestimated."
By Makini Brice | PORT-AU-PRINCE PORT-AU-PRINCE Haitian interim President Jocelerme Privert on Tuesday played down the international aid response to Hurricane Matthew, saying some promised foreign aid had yet to materialise and that the devastated country was mostly funding its own recovery. Southwestern Haiti was smashed by the Category 4 hurricane on October 4, which barreled through the southern coast of the poor island nation, killing some 1,000 people and displacing hundreds of thousands.The storm has most acutely hit farmers in southern rural areas, six years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake leveled much of the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince, where reconstruction is still ongoing and disillusionment about the involvement of the international community in the rebuilding still runs high.Privert said the Haitian government had managed and steered aid to the proper channels and had opened up accessibility to many areas that had been cut off after the storm because of flooding, landslides, downed trees and debris."Many countries have promised us aid – some support in kind, but others have made promises that have not yet materialized," said Privert. "What we have done up to now, we have done with public resources withdrawn from the national treasury."Privert called for the rebuilding of infrastructure and urged investment to the area, which was formerly green and relatively tree-covered in a country that has long had issues with deforestation, saying that the short-term response could not come at the expense of long-term reconstruction."The emergency is to assist the displaced people, those who find themselves in temporary shelters, who are deprived of water, deprived of food, of medication," said Privert.
A weakened Hurricane Matthew made landfall Saturday in South Carolina, nearing the end of a four-day rampage that left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean and up the southeastern US coast, now swamped by record floods.
Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast US.
At least 400 people are now known to have died as Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of Haiti's south, a local senator told AFP Friday.
By Devika Krishna Kumar | NEW YORK NEW YORK The Southeast United States is expected to be hit with fuel shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, as the storm barrels toward one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the country. Some states are already experiencing supply constraints as motorists fill up tanks as an emergency precaution.
By Zach Fagenson and Scott Malone | JUPITER/ORLANDO, Fla. JUPITER/ORLANDO, Fla.
Hurricane Matthew also had made landfall Tuesday night near Cuba's sparsely populated eastern tip with no immediate reports of major damage.
By Makini Brice | LES CAYES, Haiti LES CAYES, Haiti Hurricane Matthew bore down on Haiti on Monday, where towns and villages braced for "catastrophic" floods and mudslides that forecasters fear will be triggered by 140 mile-per-hour (220 kph) winds and up to 3 feet of rain over its denuded hills.Winds and rain began picking up in the southwest of the Caribbean country, but the center of Matthew, a violent Category 4 storm, is not due until late on Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said
By Makini Brice | LES CAYES, Haiti LES CAYES, Haiti Thousands of Haitians were still in vulnerable coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Matthew on Monday, which experts say threatens "catastrophic" damage from 140 mile-per-hour (220 kph) winds and up to 3 feet of rain over the country's denuded hills. The center of Matthew, a violent Category 4 storm, is due near southwestern Haiti on Monday night, the U.S.
Mumbai City FC today retained Haiti and Mohun Bagan winger Sony Norde for the third season of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.
Ecuador set up a Copa America Centenario quarter-final showdown with the US on Sunday after romping to a comfortable 4-0 win over Haiti
Brazil coach Dunga hailed Philippe Coutinho for delivering his Liverpool club form after he led the team to a 7-1 victory over Haiti at the Copa America.
Philippe Coutinho struck a hat-trick and Renato Augusto scored twice as Brazil crushed Haiti 7-1 in their Copa America Centenario match in Orlando on Wednesday
Colombia became the first side to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday,