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The United Nations Humanitarian Agency makes emergency appeal for nearly $120 million

MARFRANC, Haiti (AP) – The United Nations humanitarian agency in Geneva has made an emergency appeal for nearly $120 million in hurricane relief aid for Haiti.

Officials say the impoverished nation has about 750,000 people in southwest Haiti alone that will need “life-saving assistance and protection” in the next three months.

It’s estimated that at least 1.4 million people across the region need assistance and that 2.1 million overall have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. Hundreds have been killed.