UN blue helmets support humanitarian aid delivery in Haiti

Listen /

Scene from Les Cayes, Haiti, in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm which made landfall in the country on 4 October. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Peacekeepers from the UN mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, are supporting efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to scores of people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The storm barrelled through the Caribbean nation on Tuesday and the UN says more than 350,000 people require assistance while some news agencies are putting the death toll at over 800.

Haiti was set to hold presidential and legislative elections on Sunday which have been postponed.

MINUSTAH Force Commander Ajax Porto Pinheiro told Leda Letra how UN "blue helmets" are helping Haiti in the wake of the hurricane.

Duration: 2'20"

Filed under Today's Features.
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...

CONNECT

       

 

November 2017
M T W T F S S
« Oct    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930