Haiti: Hurricane Matthew - Situation report 10 October 2016

Haiti: Hurricane Matthew - Situation report 10 October 2016
Oct 2016

Key points

  • Damages produced by Hurricane Matthew to crops, livestock and fisheries are expected to be dramatic. Preliminary assessments indicate that almost 100 percent of crops were destroyed in Grande-Anse and more than 90 percent in Sud departments. With much of Haiti relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture- and fishery-based livelihoods is critical to avoid dependency on food aid in the coming months.
  • Affected families urgently need food and agricultural assistance – including seeds, planting materials and farming equipment – to avoid food shortages and be ready for the winter planting season starting in November.
  • A Flash appeal was issued to provide immediate support to 750 000 affected people. Under this framework, FAO requires USD 9 million to provide immediate crop, livestock and fisheries support to 300 000 Hurricane-affected people. The medium- to long-term recovery costs will be greater, but estimates are not available at this time.