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Cholera Outbreak Threatens Haiti As Nation Begins Recovery From Hurricane Matthew

Los Angeles Times: In Hurricane Matthew’s wake, Haiti is left to face an old foe: cholera “…The waterborne disease was a scourge even before Hurricane Matthew roared across the Tiburon Peninsula eight days ago. Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 earthquake by…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Global Response To Hurricane Matthew, Cholera In Haiti

New York Times: Haiti’s New Catastrophe Editorial Board “…The pressing needs now [in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew], before the rebuilding, are clean water, food, and health care. … The man who is expected to take over as United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, will inherit a special obligation to develop…

CSIS Report Examines Effects Of El Niño In Malawi, Mozambique, Efforts To Mitigate Impacts

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Improving Relief and Development Responses to Climate Variability: Emerging Lessons from the 2015-2016 El Niño in Southern Africa Richard Downie, deputy director and fellow in the CSIS Africa Program, writes, “The 2015-2016 El Niño weather system was one of the strongest on record, causing…

Aid Teams Work To Reach Isolated Areas Of Haiti Hit By Hurricane Matthew; U.N. Says 350K Need Assistance

The Guardian: Hurricane Matthew: U.N. says 350,000 Haitians in need of assistance “The destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has affected 350,000 Haitians and left the country facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago, the U.N. has said…” (Jones/Holpuch, 10/5). Humanosphere: Haiti braces for post-hurricane cholera…

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