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Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti

This photo of the normally bustling city of Les Cayes in southwestern Haiti taken early this morning
by Karl Lee Berlus.

While the media is covering the damage in southwest Haiti where the storm hit directly, what is not being reported is the storm's impact throughout the rural areas further inland. Timote told me that the very heavy rains are preventing the normal operation of local markets and many families do not have access to food as a result. On top of this, many fields are being inundated and crops washed away.

The Smallholder Farmers Alliance is appealing for emergency donations (via our international affiliate, Impact Farming) so that we can prepare to assist farmers and their families to get access to food and replacement seed for their crops.

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