Category: Natural Disasters

UN agency working to address women’s health and protection needs in storm-hit Haiti

Damage to health infrastructure caused by Hurricane Matthew is extensive, according to a joint evaluation conducted by UNFPA and the government of Haiti. Photo: UNFPA/Eddie Wright 3 November 2016 – With some 546,000 women of reproductive age in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has urged greater attention to women’s […]

UN mission in Haiti working with local authorities to ensure smooth, safe aid delivery after hurricane

10-12-2016haiti

While Haiti is still counting its dead and assessing the damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the powerful Category 4 storm that battered the tiny island nation last week, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official today reported that significant headway is being made clearing the roads to make facilitate the movement of humanitarian aid. […]