Picture story: after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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Picture story: after Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

The hurricane killed more than 1,000 people. After the hurricane came cholera - this makes everything worse.

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Destroyed houses in Corail, Haiti after Hurricane Matthew on 8 October. © REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Haiti started burying some of the dead in mass graves on Sunday after Hurricane Matthew. There was cholera in the devastated southwest and the number of dead went up to 1,000 people.

Hurricane Matthew was the strongest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. The wind speed was over 230 km per hour and there was very heavy rain. Afterwards, 1.4 million people needed humanitarian help.

Now there is cholera too. Cholera causes bad diarrhoea and can kill people in hours if there is no treatment. People catch it from contaminated water and it has a short incubation period. So it spreads to many people quickly.

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A boy plays with a ball after Hurricane Matthew in a park at Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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Destroyed houses, Jeremie, Haiti, after Hurricane Matthew on 8 October 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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A person looking through a destroyed building in a street of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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A man clearing up after Hurricane Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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A man with an umbrella on the roof of a house affected by Hurricane Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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A girl runs next to houses affected by Hurricane Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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People walk after Hurricane Matthew in a street of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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At the cholera treatment centre at the hospital, Jeremie, after Hurricane Matthew. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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A boy gets treatment for cholera after Hurricane Matthew in the Hospital of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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A woman walks next to trees destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti, on 9 October 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

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