PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI – After landing a Western Global MD-11 freighter carrying 175,000 pounds of relief supplies in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, Airlink, in partnership with Bell Helicopters, is today delivering the time-critical supplies of food, medicine and medical personnel to regions that have been cut off due to infrastructure damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew a month after it came ashore.
With cholera cases now being reported along Haiti’s southern, hard-to-access coast, aid organizations in the region are calling for more international aid. According to United Nations and local government reports, the hurricane affected 2.1 million people on the island nation, 1.4 million of whom require humanitarian aid.
About 750,000 Haitians currently require “urgent help,” per the United Nations, and more than 175,500 of these are considered “displaced.”
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