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U.N. fears more cholera in Haiti after storm, says protests slowing relief

19:13 EDT 18 Oct 2016 | Yahoo News

A woman carries her child as she waits with others for medicines to be handed out after Hurricane Matthew hit JeremieBy Makini Brice PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The scale of a cholera outbreak in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew may be underreported because remote areas are cut off, a United Nations official in charge of controlling the disease said on Tuesday, adding protests over slow aid made the problem worse. David Nabarro, a special advisor to the U.N. Secretary-General who was previously in charge of the global body's response to the water-borne disease, said he was concerned sick people were not being treated. Some roads in southwestern Haiti remain impassable after this month's storm and rising anger about the slow pace and uneven distribution of aid have led desperate people to barricade roads, and, at times, loot humanitarian convoys.


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