Critical Need for Lifesaving Information in Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Damage to a radio tower

People need life saving information to find loved ones, locate food and medical aid and other emergency relief.

At least 1,000 people are now feared dead in the wake of the devastating hurricane that hit Haiti October 4. One of the most critical needs is the provision of timely, accurate and trusted information that responds to the needs of the affected population.

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The hurricane has left many parts of the country inaccessible. People need life saving information to find loved ones, locate food and medical aid and other emergency relief.

Over 35 media outlets have so far reported damages that have taken them off air and disabled their capacity to relaying critical lifesaving information to the affected communities. People in worst-hit areas are currently unable to receive information through media or to exchange information on mobile phones. Internews is working with local partners to reestablish the information networks that can meet the local information needs as rapidly as possible.

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