Sisters in Haiti focus on Hurricane Matthew, earthquake recovery during election season

Among the residents of the landfill at Turtier, outside of Port-au-Prince, are Camecise St. Fleur, 16, right, and Jean Gady, 25, left. "In this area, we are like a family," Gady said. (GSR photo/Chris Herlinger)

Port-au-Prince, Haiti — Ahead of national elections, Haiti is once again digging out from a disaster.

Hurricane Matthew caused massive flooding this week in the southwest part of the country, prompting Mourad Wahba, the United Nations' representative in Haiti, to say that the destruction was the "largest humanitarian event" since the country's devastating 2010 earthquake.

Fatalities are still being counted, but tens of thousands were evacuated from their communities. Nearly 2,000 homes are gone, as is a major bridge, because of torrential rains and flood waters.

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