In Haiti, at least 470 dead and hundreds of thousands left with no relief in sight

October 8, 2016 7:54 PM

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In Haiti, at least 470 dead and hundreds of thousands left with no relief in sight

LES CAYES, Haiti — A woman who gave birth two days before Hurricane Matthew, only to learn her husband was swept away in the flood, has spent the past week raising her newborn son on a wooden bench facing the chalkboard inside of an elementary school classroom.

Down the hallway is a fourth-grader who attended this school but is now sleeping on its concrete floors crammed alongside more than 1,000 people whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. During the day, the storm refugees pass a plastic cup to raise money for chlorine to keep chole...

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