Hurricane Matthew displace thousands of Haitians

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    As Haiti begins to count its losses in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, rescue workers are struggling to reach parts of the country cut off by the deadly tropical storm.

    Officials say the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew has forced Haiti’s Presidential election scheduled for this weekend to be postponed.

    Thousands of people have been displaced and at least 10 people have died. The storm knocked down communications and blocked roads, hindering emergency efforts.

    The United Nations Children’s Fund says Haiti is facing the “largest humanitarian event” since the 2010 earthquake that hit the impoverish country.

    It also warned that more than four million children could be affected in the aftermath of the hurricane damage, warning of a likely spread of waterborne diseases.

    The hurricane which has been downgraded to a category three hurricane, may likely hit the US East Coast in coming days.

    The storm has now moved off the North-Eastern coast of Cuba towards Florida, where warnings are in place.

    South Carolina is to start evacuating more than a million people.

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