Situation in Haiti – level 3

20-10-2016 07:00

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General, visited Haiti after Category 4 Hurricane Matthew devastated it earlier in October. The hurricane killed around 1,000 people in Haiti and left more than 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian aid.

The UN Secretary General visited Haiti and witnessed the desperate Haitians’ looting of food trucks and fighting over bags of flour. In his speech, he firmly condemned all attacks against humanitarian convoys.

He promised that the UN was going to mobilise as much resources and medical support to prevent a cholera epidemic, and to support the families of the victims.

Difficult words: Secretary General (a title given to the most important administrator of some organisations), Category 4 (a very large and destructive hurricane), aid (help), desperate (when a situation is so bad that people will do anything), loot (steal), firmly (strongly), condemn (say that you do not like something).

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