Norway gives 10 million for hurricane victims in Haiti

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The government offers 10 million in emergency aid to Haiti after the enormous devastation hurricane Matthew caused.

– We are particularly concerned about over half a million children affected, said foreign minister Børge Brende.

Hurricane Matthew caused widespread damage and flooding. The aid organization Oxfam estimates that around 900 people died during the storm.

UN estimates that 1.3 million people have been affected, and that over 750,000 people need immediate assistance.

Among other thing there is a major need in health, water, sanitation and shelter. There is also a risk that dirty floodwater will lead to new cholera outbreak.

The Norwegian funds will go to organizations working in the affected areas in Haiti and who can provide immediate assistance to the victims.

– It will be also important of dedicating adequate resources for emergency relief and long-term reconstruction, says Brende.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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