GENEVA Oct 10 The United Nations appealed for
$119 million on Monday to bring life-saving assistance to
750,000 people in southwest Haiti, which is reeling from a
direct hit by Hurricane Matthew.
Funds will be used to provide food, clean drinking water and
shelter to the most vulnerable after large areas of crops were
destroyed and infrastructure damaged last week, the U.N. said in
the three-month appeal to donors for the Caribbean country.
"Hurricane Matthew has resulted in the largest humanitarian
crisis in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake at a time when the
country is already facing an increase in the number of cholera
cases, and severe food insecurity and malnutrition," it said.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles)