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Opposition stands in support of the Haitian people and Government amidst devastation

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Comments from Leader of the Opposition of Guyana, Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, M.P., on hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti

 

Haiti is in crisis after Hurricane Matthew and the international community, over the last few days, is beginning to understand the extent of that crisis.  The tally of deaths reported by local civil protection officials stands at 877, according to the latest reports.

 

The Political Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C), expresses its sincerest condolences to all Haitians, as well as families of all those who have lost lives, were injured as the country grapples with the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.

 

The political Opposition will fully support the expressed intention of the Guyana Government to offer support to Haiti, which will aid humanitarian relief efforts, as well as longer-term relief and recovery operations.

 

We stand in support of the Haitian people and Government.

 

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Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti on Tuesday (October 4). Hurricane Matthew’s 235km per hour (kph) winds smashed concrete walls, flattened palm trees and tore roofs off homes, forcing thousands of Haitians to flee.

 

Office of the Leader of the Opposition

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

 

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