A youngster sick with cholera receives medical assistance at Saint Antoine hospital in Jeremi, Haiti.
A youngster sick with cholera receives medical assistance at Saint Antoine hospital in Jeremi, Haiti. Orlando Barra

UN seeks $156m for Haiti relief

UN SECRETARY-General Ban Ki-moon says some towns and villages in Haiti have been almost wiped off the map by Hurricane Matthew. He has appealed for $156 million in aid to help 750,000 people in the south- western part of the country. About 1000 people were killed as a result of the 230kmh winds and torrential rain in the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. Latest reports indicate cholera has also killed at least a dozen people after the storm. "Tensions are already mounting as people await help,” Mr Ban said. "A massive response is required.