UN: Haiti Faces 'Humanitarian Tragedy' and Acute Emergency

October 11, 2016 8:25 PM

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The U.N. envoy for Haiti says the impoverished Caribbean nation is facing "a humanitarian tragedy and an acute emergency situation" with 1.4 million people needing immediate help.

Sandra Honore told the Security Council on Tuesday that the health impact of Hurricane Matthew "cannot be overestimated."

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