These heartbreaking images show the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Hundreds of people in Haiti have been killed by Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to move across the Atlantic Ocean in years.

The monster hurricane has displaced 15,000 people and damaged more than 28,000 homes.

The Haitian government has estimated that at least 350,000 people need some kind of assistance, which has been described by the UN deputy special representative as the country’s “largest humanitarian event” since the 2010 earthquake.

Here are some of the heartbreaking images of the hurricane’s devastation in Haiti.


The port city of Les Cayes flooded, suffering badly in the storm.

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A flooded river in Jérémie. Rising water has prompted fears of a surge in the cholera epidemic.

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Source: The Guardian


Many homes in Jérémie were heavily damaged.

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In Port-au-Prince, a street or a waste yard?

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Some homes are on the verge of collapse. Shelter is a huge concern.

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Sifting through the damage.

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People carrying their belongings through flooded streets.

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Water levels kept rising in some areas.


Displaced residents taking a mattress to a shelter.


Citizens take part in a gathering while Hurricane Matthew passes in Port-au-Prince.

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Looking after children is one of the biggest concerns here.

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A girl cries with her relatives at a heavily damaged school.

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An injured man at the hospital after Hurricane Matthew passed Jérémie.

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Rescue workers bury the dead.

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A girl lugs buckets of drinking water in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes.


An injured woman breast-feeds her baby at a shelter.

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Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

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People repair their homes in Les Cayes.

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Dieu Nalio Chery/Reuters

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Homes are gone, but life goes on.

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Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters