- Title: Hurricane clean-up continues in southwestern Haiti
- Date: 22nd October 2016
- Summary: JEREMIE, HAITI (OCTOBER 22, 2016) (REUTERS) GENERAL VIEW OF SUNRISE PEOPLE ON STREET AS SUN RISES WHEELBARROW FULL OF RUBBLE GENERAL VIEW OF STREET, PILES OF BRANCHES IN STREET GENERAL VIEW OF CITY HAITIAN FLAG ON MOTORCYCLE MACHINE CARRYING HURRICANE DEBRIS (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT, SAYING: "There are companies here to help clean up the city. The people should take advantage of that. We hope that the city goes back to normal in about a month and the people should make an effort to help." PEOPLE ON MOTORCYCLE WITH DEBRIS IN BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF MACHINES DUMPING DEBRIS (SOUNDBITE) (Creole) UNIDENTIFIED RESIDENT SAYING: "I have heard there are some companies that are helping people find work so that they'll have money to build houses." PILE OF BRANCHES ON STREET VARIOUS OF STREETS GENERAL VIEW OF CITY
- Embargoed: 6th November 2016 16:07
- Keywords: Jeremie Hurricane Matthew victims clean-up recovery
- Location: JEREMIE, HAITI
- City: JEREMIE, HAITI
- Country: Haiti
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0015536DDV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Clean-up efforts continued in southwestern Haitian city of Jeremie after Hurricane Matthew ripped through two weeks ago.
Machines and residents worked to clear piles of branches and rubble that still litter the streets.
One resident said international companies are helping in the effort.
"There are companies here to help clean up the city. The people should take advantage of that. We hope that the city goes back to normal in about a month and the people should make an effort to help," he said.
Relief workers are still struggling to reach remote rural communities in the country's hardest-hit southwestern areas, after roads and buildings were destroyed by flooding and mudslides.
The Category 4 hurricane struck Haiti on Oct. 4, leaving more than 1 million people in need of urgent assistance and creating the worst humanitarian emergency in the impoverished Caribbean country since a devastating earthquake in 2010.
Many roads remain blocked due to collapsed buildings and debris. Some isolated villages can only be reached on foot, with Haiti Red Cross volunteers carrying what supplies they can.
Many towns have been virtually wiped out in the worst-hit areas. According to latest government figures, 546 people were killed and 128 people went missing as a result of the disaster.
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