All about Matthew

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By Edition On Friday, April 7th, 2017
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Local solutions to rebuild oldest Cuban city in Hurricane Matthew’s wake

BARACOA  – Clearings with fallen trees in the surrounding forests, houses still covered with tarpaulins and workers repairing the damage on the steep La Farola highway are lingering evidence of the impact of More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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Storm names retired after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean

Matthew was responsible for 585 direct deaths, with more than 500 deaths occurring in Haiti, making it the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since hurricane Stan in 2005. FLORIDA – You’ve heard the last of Matthew More...

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By Edition On Friday, December 16th, 2016
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Baracoa: A Cuban town struggling after hurricane Matthew

HAVANA - As residents of Baracoa, Cuba are still digging out rubble that was left after Hurricane Matthew hit the eastern portion of the country with heavy flooding and strong storm surge, others have taken to the More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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UN development agency working with Cuban government in areas hard-hit by Hurricane Matthew

HAVANA - The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is cooperating with Cuban authorities to support early recovery in Baracoa, Maisí, Imías and San Antonio del Sur, the areas of the island nation most-affected More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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One month after Hurricane Matthew, needs in Haiti remain vast, UN reports

PORT AU PRINCE - As Haiti struggles to recover from the massive destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew, which pummelled the tiny country one month ago on October 4, the United Nations warned that, while its seems More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
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At least 800,000 Haitians in dire need of immediate assistance, says UN

PORT AU PRINCE - An assessment conducted by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Haitian government and its National Coordination for Food More...

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By Edition On Friday, October 21st, 2016
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UN chief calls on General Assembly to ‘fulfil moral duty’ to assist storm-ravaged Haiti

NEW YORK - Briefing the United Nations General Assembly on the humanitarian situation in Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the urgency of additional More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
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Dutch aid ship forced to quit Haitian port as crowd threaten security

PORT AU PRINCE - A ship carrying much-needed aid for stricken Haiti has had to turn back because of a lack of port security. The Dutch government ship HNLMS Pelikaan has 35 tons of food, shelter and hygiene kits More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew devastation revives talk of French reparations to Haiti

PORT AU PRINCE - One week after Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, many on social media are suggesting it's time for France to repay its debt to the country. The Category-4 hurricane struck parts of the Caribbean More...

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By Edition On Monday, October 17th, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew victims loot food trucks at Haiti UN base during Ban Ki-moon visit

The UN chief condemned the incident and promised more aid for the desperate victims. PORT-AU-PRINCE - Desperate for food and other necessities, some victims of Hurricane Matthew that battered Haiti a week ago looted More...