Devastation and hundreds killed in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

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People carry their belongings as they wade across a flooded street while Hurricane Matthew passes through Port-au-Prince, Haiti People carry their belongings as they wade across a flooded street while Hurricane Matthew passes through Port-au-Prince, Haiti, October 4, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins)

An estimated 900 have died and 350,000 are in dire need of humanitarian aid in Haiti, according to the United Nations. Many lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Matthew, or are believed to have drowned.

CCTV’s Stephen Gibbs reports from Haiti, one of the most-affected areas by Hurricane Matthew.

Devastation and hundreds killed in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Devastation and hundreds killed in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

An estimated 900 have died and 350,000 are in dire need of humanitarian aid in Haiti, according to the United Nations. Many lost their lives as a result of Hurricane Matthew, or are believed to have drowned. CCTV's Stephen Gibbs reports from Haiti, one of the most-affected areas.

Jeremie, in Western Haiti, has no power, little food, and for days has been marooned from the rest of the country.

Access to the entire affected area has been a key problem in the relief effort.

About three hours outside the capital, the damage starts to become more visible.

Banana plantations, which were once seen as offering hope that Haiti can move beyond its dependence on aid, have been flattened.

Today has been the first clear day since Hurricane Matthew unleashed on Haiti. It was a first chance for people to dry out everything they own.

Houses that were once located on the high ground stood no chance when Matthew struck.

Almost every single house in this small community has lost its roof. And while the locals have seen aid agencies, many say not a single one stopped to help.


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