With wind speeds of up to 230 km/h, Hurricane Matthew hit southwest Haiti on 4 October 2016. The deadly storm caused widespread destruction in a country still struggling to recover from an earthquake six years earlier.
Hurricane Matthew killed hundreds of people and displaced more than 175,000 others. An estimated 592,000 children were in need of humanitarian assistance following the disaster, while damage to schools disrupted classed for 116,000 children.
Many communities in Haiti were already facing considerable hardship before the hurricane hit. A massive earthquake struck the country in January 2010, causing immense distruction and triggering a severe humanitarian crisis. Millions of Haitians were affected and have since been struggling to recover from the disaster.