Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people across southwest Haiti and brought with it a new crisis for the impoverished country.

Hurricane Matthew has caused the worst humanitarian crisis Haiti has seen since the earthquake in 2010.
Hurricane Matthew has caused the worst humanitarian crisis Haiti has seen since the earthquake in 2010.
The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti became clear on Saturday as the death toll surged dramatically, three days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country's south. [Reuters]
The full scale of the devastation in hurricane-hit rural Haiti became clear on Saturday as the death toll surged dramatically, three days after Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of the country's south. [Reuters]

Tens of thousands of people are homeless. Their homes are now mere piles of rubble. [Image: Reuters]

A boy suffering from cholera sleeps in the state hospital. Thousands more are facing an increased risk of contracting the disease. [Image: AP]

Most people in Haiti died from falling debris caused by severe winds travelling through the area at 235 km/h. [Image: AP]

The storm left trails of devastation, but victims are already trying to rebuild their lives. Haiti's government has estimated at least 350,000 people need assistance. [Image: Reuters]

People across Jeremie walk through the streets littered with debris. This is the country's worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake of January 2010. [Image: Reuters]

Hurricane Matthew destroyed almost everything in its path in Haiti while washing away roads and bridges. [Image: Reuters]

A mother and her child desperatly search for food, water and medicine. International aid groups are already appealing for donations for a lengthy recovery effort in Haiti. [Image: Reuters]

Officials say at least 28,000 homes have been completely destroyed in Haiti. [Image: Reuters]

Source: AFP