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After the storm: The misery of Hurricane Matthew is deepened by human failure

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The agony of natural disasters is deepened by human failure

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Matthew’s fury

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Haiti after the hurricane

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After the storm

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Livelihoods blown away

Livelihoods blown away

THE scene is appallingly familiar: entire towns in ruins; thousands of people without food, water or shelter; clothes and belongings strewn across the landscape; the dead buried in mass graves. Nearly seven years after an earthquake wrecked Haiti, killing perhaps 200,000 people, disaster has struck again. This time it was wind and waves that brought devastation.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall close to Haiti’s westernmost point, ripping across the …