Hurricanes are hitting the Caribbean and the southeast coast of the USA more and more often. In Haiti, over 300 people have been killed and over 350,000 are now homeless. "Monster" Hurricane Matthew continues its path of destruction.
Despite the Caribbean escaping largely unscathed, the hurricane is gathering pace as it heads towards the US mainland. President Trump has canceled a planned trip to Poland as a result.
The hurricane has hit the US Virgin Islands with it due to reach the US mainland by the weekend. The states of Florida and Georgia are expected to suffer the most.
Thousands of demonstrators denouncing corruption have called for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in further protests over reported misuse of funds. He formerly headed a firm under scrutiny by state auditors.
Crises and disasters threatened more than 132 million people in 2018, and many of them hardly made the headlines. The Care aid organization looks at humanitarian issues that were underreported last year.
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