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According to the United Nations, just a month after Hurricane Matthew hit the island of Haiti, nearly 800,000 Haitians are facing severe food shortages.

The Washington Post writes that “emergency help is arriving, but there is not enough of it, and it will take several more weeks to reach remote mountain communities where officials say the destruction was total.” They also describe that the desperation is so dire that truckloads of food and medical supplies have been looted by crowds gathered along the roads.

A teenage boy was killed Tuesday by police in Les Cayes, where hungry crowds burned tires and blocked roads.

The United Nations has raised just one-third of the $120 million in emergency funding it says it needs to help 750,000 people, including 315,000 children, get through the next three months, The Post noted.

Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers and if God is leading you to help make a difference, please make a donation.

 

 

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