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Bryan Harron
She was out, greased up and grunting in the driveway, and he came over and helped because I think he had one back in Haiti and he liked Bugs.feedback
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Jun 30 2017
“For the sake of the Haitian people, but also for the sake of the United Nations itself, we have a moral responsibility to act. And we have a collective responsibility to deliver.” said Ban Ki-moon speaking about Haiti. It’s one of the 338 quotes about Haiti you can find on this page. 230 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Jocelerme Privert, Barack Obama and Andrew MacCalla. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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All quotes about Haiti

Paul Altidor

I am feeling somewhat positive that there might be an extension.feedback

Paul Altidor

We have as a government requested that Temporary Protected Status be extended for at least 12 to 18 months from our standpoint. Not because simply Haiti needs it, but we feel that it would be in the interest of both countries as Haiti is putting in motion its development plan based on the catastrophe of the Earthquake in 2010 and a set of other issues that came up along the way that has slowed down our reconstruction process.feedback

Kathy Nuebel-Kovarick

We should also find any reports of criminal activity by any individual with (Temporary Protected Status). Even though it's only a snapshot and not representative of the entire situation, we need more than 'Haiti is really poor' stories.feedback

Joanne Talbot

Secretary Kelly hasn't made a decision on (Temporary Protected Status) for Haiti. The Secretary's decision will be based on a thorough assessment of the conditions in the country; separately, he has asked the staff for detailed information to increase his understanding of how the program operates. The two actions are separate and distinct.feedback

Tom Jawetz - Center for American Progress

The idea that you would deny protection for 50,000 people because there are a few bad apples who wouldn't be eligible for Temporary Protected Status in the first place, makes little to no sense.feedback

Ira Mehlman

You know the T in TPS stands for temporary. But you know people just keep extending their stay here in the United States long past any reasonable time frame after the triggering event.feedback

Sean Penn

We've got to do better at getting the word out to people who can't afford $25,000. The world is a mess. I'm an old-school guy. I'm never going to be the guy that knows how to use social media.feedback

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik

Please dig for any stories (successful or otherwise) that would show how things are in Haiti -- i.e. rebuilding stories, work of nonprofits, how the U.S. is helping certain industries. We should also find any reports of criminal activity by any individual with TPS. Even though it's only a snapshot and not representative of the entire situation, we need more than 'Haiti is really poor' stories.feedback

Kathy Nuebel Kovarik

I do want to alert you ... the secretary is going to be sending a request to us to be more responsive. I know some of it is not captured, but we'll have to figure out a way to squeeze more data out of our systems.feedback

Cheryl Little

Most of them have lived here upward of 15 years. They work hard. They pay taxes. They have U.S. citizen children. They contribute greatly to our economy.feedback

Farah Larrieux

If this (Temporary Protected Status) is not extended, my life will fall apart. It took me a lot of energy, a lot of my life to get where I am. It's a human right to look for better life. Unfortunately, for some people, it's not important.feedback

Farah Larrieux

It's now up to John Kelly to destroy my life or give me the opportunity to build my life, to make the American dream a reality for me.feedback

Pascal Mwasa

Moise Katumbi is a rich man and will not accept to be corrupt and let the population suffer.feedback

Leonardo DiCaprio

Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It's the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children's children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. Let us not take this planet for granted.feedback

Robert Fatton Jr.

There's the possibility that it becomes a weapon in the hands of whoever is the president or the prime minister. And there's a danger, obviously, that it might follow in the path of the previous military.feedback

Kenneth Merten

Our efforts have focused on supporting a civilian police force that is focused on what Haiti needs, which is law enforcement.feedback

Herve Denis

That is my call to the international community: Don't let us do the army alone.feedback

Herve Denis

We want a new armed force, an armed force oriented toward development. This is what we need.feedback

Sandra Honoré - United Nations

Is not in a position to support or to contribute to this plan of the government of Haiti.feedback

Dianne Post

Factually it may be, but legally it is not – witness Haiti. Of course they want to use 'unique' to avoid setting precedent for such violations.feedback

Philip G. Alston

The broader point is if you didn't do it for Haiti, and you don't do it for Kosovo, you don't have to do it for anyone.feedback

Thomas Rhett

Lauren's been to Haiti three times, and between the both of us, I feel like we've been to Uganda eight times this year and so we've really seen what severe poverty and malnutrition looks like. It's crazy to know that that exists where we live in America. [I'm] terrified about having a girl … when she turns 13, 14, 15 and starts dating, that terrifies me pretty hard, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Three days ago was the first kick. It was pretty surreal to me. That made it all real!feedback

Atul Khare

I would not say we have achieved everything we set out to do, but we are engaged in a process of continuous improvement that any harmful effect on the local populations could be minimized, if not completely eradicated.feedback

Martin Normile

I have too much misery, too many problems. I am praying for my deliverance.feedback

Sandra Honoré - United Nations

Haiti's political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.feedback

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

We need to address the problem, first, for the victims, but also to ensure that the perception of peacekeeping is not a wrong one.feedback

Nikki Haley

We must acknowledge the abandoned children, 12 to 15 years old, who lived every day with hunger. They were lured by peacekeepers with cookies and snacks, the high price of this food was sexual abuse.feedback

Camille Charlemers

We must take all measures for all available UN resources to be mobilised – human, technical and financial resources – to compensate the victims of cholera, to make amends to the thousands of women and children who have been raped.feedback

Lucien Jura

The U.N. has held our hands to help us through very difficult steps, but we cannot indefinitely depend on them for the country's security and stability.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

What we now need is a newly configured mission which is focussed on the rule of law and human rights in Haiti. Peacekeepers do fantastic work but they are very expensive and they should be used only when needed. We strongly support the ending of this mission turning it into something else. And I think we'll see the same thing elsewhere.feedback

Lucien Jura

The U.N. promised to help eradicate the disease in the country and assist families who lost their loved ones. We expect the U.N. to fulfill its commitments.feedback

Mark Schuller

The U.N. is not accountable to the Haitian government or people. That creates a culture of implied immunity.feedback

Atul Khare

Every single allegation of sexual exploitation and abuse by U.N. personnel, be it uniformed or civilian, is appalling. Everyone, especially us, are aware of the shortcomings in the system. We believe we are advancing in the right direction, especially with the secretary-general's new approach.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States has made it clear to the U.N. and all troop-contributing countries that these abuses must stop.feedback

Matthew Rycrof

We are at the end of an important phase in Haiti. What we now need is a newly configured mission which is focused on rule of law and human rights.feedback

Jean Wilnive

They should have been out of here a long time ago. I don't see how they've been helping Haiti at all. I just see them drive by here like they are on a holiday.feedback

Aditi Gorur

If missions don't stay long enough to secure the gains they make and ensure that the host government is truly ready to manage security, U.N. member states will pay a much bigger price in the long-term.feedback

Jivenson Arisme

All I know is that having the U.N. people around helps Haiti's economy a little bit. They buy stuff and it makes the foreigners feel like there's order here.feedback

Gary Guerre

The reason why we don't have a lot of trouble these days is because the U.N. people are still around. But once they take off, opportunities will open up for Haitians with guns to make things crazy again.feedback

Bob Corker

If I heard that a U.N. peacekeeping mission was coming near my home in Chattanooga, I'd be on the first plane out of here to go back and protect my family.feedback

Melida Joseph

I'd like to see my attacker face to face and tell him how he has destroyed my life. They'll look at this as one big joke. As far as the U.N. goes, they came here to protect us, but all they've brought is destruction.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the U.N. flag.feedback

Mario Joseph

Imagine if the U.N. was going to the United States and raping children and bringing cholera. Human rights aren't just for rich white people.feedback

Sandra Honoré - United Nations

A relatively stable security situation prevails, despite continuous signs of fragility.feedback

Geralde Gabeau

There are so many white students willing to go to Haiti and learn the language. I was convinced something had to be done.feedback

Judith Mikel

It's really important to me that not only she knows who she is and where she comes from, but also she knows the language.feedback

Michel DeGraff

We became free in 1804 but through the French language we did remain colonized.feedback

Athena Kolbe

In some cases we see poor families paying significantly more for mortician services than middle-class families because they are less informed about options and don't believe they have the room to negotiate the costs.feedback

Carine Roenen

This is particularly true for poorer people and for people in rural areas where social pressure is stronger.feedback

Wyclef Jean

I was born in a hut. I ate dirt from the floor. I didn't know what electricity was, . So by the time I got to America, I was like, We made it.' I just became a sponge wanting to escape, and my escape became culture.feedback

Jack Guy Lafontant

Time is serious and the legacy is heavy. I inherited the prime minister's job at a time when inflation is rampant, the depreciation of the (Haitian) gourd is accelerating, and where agriculture, the main backbone of our economy, continues to lose its competitiveness. The Haitian dream is possible. It cannot be done without the unity of its daughters and sons.feedback

Matt Damon

When you're out there seeing it – these are kids who are the same age as my kids, and its impossible not to think about your own children in a situation like that. And then you think about the number of kids who are dying.feedback

Matt Damon

And I said, Well, what are you going to do with all this time?' And she goes, I'm going to play,' . And it just buckled me because, of course, every 13-year-old kid should have time to play, and this kid hadn't because she'd spent hours every day scavenging for water for her family.feedback

Matt Damon

Depending on their age, they are in various stages of awareness. They've been very fortunate to travel a lot in their short lives and so they've seen a lot. I think that's a real gift because I think once you can really see these things with your own eyes, it becomes impossible not to start thinking about how to engage.feedback

Jason Derulo

I wanted to have a sound that was representative of kompa, the native music in Haiti, which is where my family's from. That's kind of where the idea of the track came from.feedback

Prenel Duval

I can assure you the guys traveling in that motorcade had guns. They had more guns than we did.feedback

Robert Gates

Think of where our forces have been sent and have been engaged over the last 40-plus years: Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, and more. In fact, the first Gulf War stands alone in over two generations of constant military engagement as a more or less traditional conventional conflict from beginning to end.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

For the sake of the Haitian people, but also for the sake of the United Nations itself, we have a moral responsibility to act. And we have a collective responsibility to deliver.feedback

Louise Ivers

We still have the biggest outbreak of cholera of any country anywhere.feedback

Nikki Haley

We're going to have to make this right with Haiti, without question, and the U.N. is going to have to take responsibility.feedback

David Nabarro

Donors will respond, but they need to be convinced that they're going to be given a good proposition for what's done with their money. The Haiti cholera story is not actually a very good one, in that it's taken us a rather long time to get on top of it, and still the problem is persisting.feedback

Kenneth Merten

It would be difficult to imagine U.S. financial support for recreating the Haitian military.feedback

Jonas Nicolas

Where are they going to get money to pay them? How do you think hungry Haitian soldiers are going to act? No, I like the U.N. guys with our police.feedback

Matthew Rycroft

MINUSTAH in Haiti is a very good example of a mission that has basically done its job. So we'll be very happy for that one to close down.feedback

Patrice Dumont

The government needs to negotiate MINUSTAH's departure as soon as possible.feedback

Jean Acao

I don't like seeing foreigners with guns driving around my country.feedback

Aditi Gorur

This would be unprecedented in U.N. peacekeeping history. Normally, police only serve in peacekeeping missions with military support and backup. But it's a creative option to reduce the mission's size and cost as MINUSTAH gradually works toward a full exit.feedback

Patricia Preval

Many people have said that my father did not like to speak too much. In effect, that is true.feedback

Michel Martelly

Rene, my brother, my friend and adviser, your departure leaves us in shock.feedback

Jovenel Moise

I learned with sadness the death of former President Rene Preval. I prostrate myself before the remains of this worthy son of Haiti.feedback

John Stevens Val

You lose all of your money and now you do not even succeed. It's not easy to live in Haiti. It's complicated. There is no aid; there is no organization that can help us in one way or the other. We're here. We live poorly. If I don't have any opportunities, I'll leave.feedback

Adelson Lorgeat

They spent a lot of money. It's like a broken dream. They left thinking they would stay 20, 30, 40 years or never return. They consider it to be a dishonour, a defeat.feedback

Hervé Ladsous - United Nations

The security situation throughout the country cannot be compared with that of 10 years ago. But I say to all who would be tempted to take advantage of this temporary period to return to illegality, commit crimes, violations of human rights, I say no, we will not accept that. If the military component is erased ... there is still a lot of work left to do on the police, on the law ... on human rights, on the status of women.feedback

Brian Concannon - Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

Re-evaluation is especially appropriate in light of MINUSTAH's slow, expensive and limited progress in its primary mission.feedback

Robert Fatton Jr.

He has to revive domestic production, increase foreign and local investments, rebuild the moribund agricultural sector, create a sense of national solidarity, and generate a sorely lacking political stability. If he manages to deliver a modicum of change he may restore a sense of hope for the future.feedback

Jovenel Moise

I believe today that President Trump will have a better understanding of the relations between the two countries, which will be based on a results-oriented cooperation in the interest of both countries. President Trump and I are entrepreneurs, and all an entrepreneur wants is results, and therefore I hope we'll put everything in place to make sure we deliver for our peoples.feedback

Jovenel Moise

I've already engaged in talks with the textile sector, where we hope to create tens of thousands more jobs.feedback

Jovenel Moise

I am a hard-working entrepreneur. I started from scratch but I have always acted with honesty and integrity. It is a political manoeuvre. It is a form of blackmail as we are about to form the government.feedback

Robert Fatton Jr.

People who don't like him will use it against him and people who support him will (say) ... the report is fake.feedback

Karl Adam

I know some have decided to leave and this is not something the embassy is organizing.feedback

Richard Dansoh

The indictment speaks for itself. Be that as it may, there are some jurisdictional hurdles that we have to cross. Clearly, he's not guilty.feedback

Jovenel Moise

This presidential mandate of five years entrusts in me all the freedoms of the people, and as I said in my campaign the power comes from God, through the voice of the people.feedback

Kurt Karl - Swiss Re

Society is under insured against earthquake risk, and the protection gap is a global concern.feedback

Nathanaël Hishamunda - FAO

Hurricane Matthew not only eliminated the last harvest - it also compromised the upcoming planting season and the country's ability to feed itself. That's why it's so important we act now and in a robust way. These communities need urgent support to prevent them from adapting survival strategies that put them into a vicious cycle of dependence, including eating seeds meant for producing food in future harvests.feedback

Marie Ange St Juste

My house was totally destroyed during the storm. I lost everything, but I was lucky that none of my children died. Now my situation is very bad, we need help.feedback

Daphnee Benoit Delsoin

Eradicating cholera is a longterm plan because the eradication of cholera should include the reinforcement of the sanitary infrastructures and the people should have access to safe water. That is to say, it is a very long struggle.feedback

Matha Dominique

Since I was born, I never see something like that. I thought it was the end of the world. Things that took many years and effort to have and build disappeared in a few minutes. That is crazy and does not make sense to me. At my age, do you think I could do something or start again? I think no.feedback

Marie Wilnine Gaetan

It's true that DINEPA has started, but I don't know if their means are limited.feedback

Alan Hinman

This justifies the approach of using a single dose to achieve wider coverage, given the fact that there's not enough of the vaccine to give to everyone.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

No one can prevent the Nov. 20 elections from occurring.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

There is not a single community, accessible or inaccessible, that has not received assistance from the state.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

They're afraid to open the door because it might be immigration.feedback

LeRoy Jones

Like most things in this country, the rich get taken care of immediately and poor people is always forgot. It's sad to say, but I'm speaking from my heart.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

That's why we have to be careful so our sisters and brothers do not think they are targeted, just like with the AIDS virus.feedback

Manuel Fermin

Are we getting the people we need to be getting? The majority of the women who came in were from a higher socio-economic area, and more were tourists who had been in that area.feedback

Jasmin Qureshi

It would be better if they do more stuff with the plane and everything. We need more protection – as much protection as possible – to get it out of our area.feedback

Marie-Jose Ledan

We have to be very careful in talking, to send the right message.feedback

Philip G. Alston

The bad news is that the U.N. has still not admitted factual or legal responsibility, and has not offered a legal settlement as required by international law. The U.N.'s explicit and unqualified denial of anything other than a moral responsibility is a disgrace. If the United Nations bluntly refuses to hold itself accountable for human rights violations, it makes a mockery of its efforts to hold governments and others to account.feedback

Fabiola Brignol

We are very concerned that the current situation in Haiti will give rise to such cases as a consequence of the latest disaster.feedback

Anthony Ngororano - United Nations

It's important to provide options for women so they are not vulnerable to sexual exploitation, sex for cash and human trafficking.feedback

Anthony Ngororano - United Nations

Trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls is all too much of a reality. This is accentuated by crises like these.feedback

Fabiola Brignol

Natural disasters, sadly, always cause an increase in cases of child abuse, sexual violence, child labour and child trafficking.feedback

Luc Pierre

We fear that there are people in caves, in other places, without help and they are perhaps sick.feedback

David Nabarro

We don't know if there are many people with the problem of cholera in the areas that we cannot access and that is why I ask the people, let us access everywhere.feedback

David Nabarro

It is difficult to have a good U.N. response... if we don't have enough money.feedback

Jake Wood

We're looking for people foolish enough that think they can change the world and smart enough to have a chance.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

We understand the impatience and the anger of the population who are waiting for emergency relief. We are doing all we can to facilitate the arrival of the assistance soon as possible.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

We are going to mobilise as much resources and medical support to, first of all, prevent and stop this cholera epidemic and then, second, support the families of the victims.feedback

Yvonne Helle - United Nations Development Programme

This is devastating, and it basically could mean that we have a famine in six months.feedback

Auguste Donnay

They will be affected because it is the farmers here who feed the capital.feedback

Yvonne Helle - United Nations Development Programme

Not only has the harvest been lost, there also has been tremendous damage to fruit trees.feedback

Rico Lifete

It took a long time for these trees to get strong and now all my coffee has been lost. Our plantains and vegetables, everything is gone.feedback

Hervil Cherubin - Heifer International

Disaster can be avoided if we act really quickly, in terms of helping people clear their land and start planting again. People need access to seeds really quickly.feedback

Auguste Donnay

If they must do it alone, many people will die ... of hunger.feedback

Jean Claude Fignole - Oxfam Intermón

We are aware that it will be more effective to distribute seeds to farmers timed with their next planting season, in early 2017, ideally with fertilizer or compost to help replenish the soil which has been flooded in saltwater.feedback

Dominique Legros - World Health Organization

So far, we have one experience of a large-scale campaign with a single dose - it was done in Bangladesh two years ago. It proved effective for six months.feedback

David Harden

What complicates it is logistics, remote areas, hard-hit areas, and a lack of capacity. These are poor countries, that's why it's tougher there than in Miami.feedback

David Harden

We are good neighbours and we are good partners and I would expect that we would expect to be there in the medium and long term.feedback

Watson Hypolite

I'm looking at my life and I don't know what to do. It seems like somebody is getting help but it is not us.feedback

Chris Bessey - Catholic Relief Services

There's just so much to do, not to make it more than the earthquake, but it's so widespread, it's everything across the board.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

It's necessary to bring assistance with haste. The assistance would not need to be of an indefinite nature. We need to make sure that … people can return to their homes, rebuild their lives, restart agriculture to avoid that, after this state of emergency, that the country does not plunge into a food crisis, into a more serious crisis than the one caused by the hurricane.feedback

Dominique Legros - World Health Organization

The top priority, clearly, for those people affected by the hurricane is to give them access to safe water. That's the only way we can control cholera in the long term in Haiti and elsewhere. And for those people who are sick of cholera, of course, the top priority is to treat them and give them access to treatment. And that's a concern today, as you understood, because of the damage to the healthcare facilities.feedback

Sandra Honoré - United Nations

It's awful here and cholera is killing people, but they are talking about progress on TV. Who knows? Maybe by the time they reach here, there will be nobody left.feedback

Unni Krishnan - Save the Children

It is not looking good. We should act very quickly to contain this, otherwise it could get out of control.feedback

Georges Simon

People were drinking water wherever they could find it.feedback

Kenneth Merten

As Haiti digs out from the earthquake, different companies are moving in to sell their concepts, products and services.feedback

Zachary Younts

I hate sitting in a bay working on an engine all day. I love this. This is awesome. It gives me a sense of doing something in my career.feedback

Matthew Estes

Before I left, I was nervous, anxious and overwhelmed with excitement. I'm doing the job that I want to do - that I joined to do.feedback

Shawn Durrell

It's one of the biggest experiences of my life. Not only are we going to a different country, we're seeing what we can do. And we're here to help. One of the biggest things in life is to help.feedback

Matthew Estes

My wife was a little upset, but she understands the pick-up-and-go. She cried a little on the phone but then texted me and said this is what you joined to do, what you love to do.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

Many countries have promised us aid – some support in kind, but others have made promises that have not yet materialized.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

The emergency is to assist the displaced people, those who find themselves in temporary shelters, who are deprived of water, deprived of food, of medication.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

If the (provisional electoral) council asks me tomorrow to publish a presidential decree inviting the people to the polls for such and such date, I will take that decision.feedback

Herby Jean

There's no water, no antibiotics. Everything is depleted. . . . We hear helicopters flying overhead, but we're not getting anything.feedback

Herby Jean

It took a lot of misery to get here and now that I'm here, there's still misery.feedback

Jean-Eddy Charles

We have been here a long time, we've never received anything, every truck that passes by, they don't give us anything. Our houses are destroyed. There are 2,000 people in this school. We need food, water, we need tents. Our children are getting sick and are going to die of hunger.feedback

Dmitry Pierre

They humiliated us, they take us for beasts, we don't know where we are going or what there will be in the future, everything is destroyed.feedback

Dominique Legros - World Health Organization

In this context of the hurricane, and therefore flooding, therefore potential contamination of the drinking water by faecal sludge, we are quite concerned about the risk of further increase of cholera cases.feedback

Jean-Luc Poncelet - World Health Organization

We have indeed had those blockades on the road and we have been able, severalt imes, to discuss with the community to indicate 'those are the supplies to go to the community.feedback

Jean-Luc Poncelet - World Health Organization

For the western part of the southern peninsula, so all the areas like Grand Anse and Le Sud, it is a complete disaster. For those areas, it is really catastrophic. There is another area in the country, in the north, northwest, that is really badly affected on the coastal area too.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

Some towns and villages have been almost wiped off the map. Tensions are already mounting as people await help. A massive response is required. U.N. teams are working with local officials to assess needs.feedback

Justin Cambry

Life is completely destroyed here. It will take 20 years to get it all back.feedback

Jeh Johnson

We will have to deal with that situation, address it, be sympathetic to the plight of the people of Haiti as a result of the hurricane. But after that situation, after that condition has been addressed, we intend to resume the policy change that I brought about several weeks ago.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

At least 1.4 million people need assistance at this time. These numbers and needs are growing as more affected areas are reached. Tensions are already mounting as people await help.feedback

James Nassau

My brother left five kids, and now I've got to take care of them. Nobody has come to help.feedback

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

I am developing a new approach to the cholera situation and this will encompass support for people affected by the disease and for efforts to build sound water, sanitation and health systems in order to help eliminate cholera in Haiti. This disaster makes it even more vital to significantly step up our support – and to do so right now.feedback

Pierre Louis

We need oral serums (for diarrhoea), aquatabs (water treatment tablets) to be able to save these people's lives. They are desperate.feedback

Pierre Louis

I am a fisherman. This neighbourhood is only of fishermen and merchants. We lost everything, we have nothing. The houses weren't built well so that's why they came down. We have nothing, we have nowhere to go.feedback

Paul Edouarzin - United Nations

It seems to me like a nuclear bomb went off. In terms of destruction – environmental and agricultural – I can tell you 2016 is worse than 2010.feedback

Stephen O'Brien

We expect that homes, schools and cholera treatment facilities have been destroyed and that water systems, roads and bridges have been severely damaged. This is a major blow to Haiti's reconstruction effort and the fight against cholera, so that's why immediate emergency funds now will kick start vital life-saving assistance for Haitians caught up in this crisis.feedback

Saint-Victor Jeune

We don't have any contact with Port-au-Prince yet, and there are places we still haven't reached.feedback

Craig Fugate - Federal Emergency Management Agency

People should not be looking at the damages they're seeing and saying this storm is not that bad. The real danger still is storm surge, particularly in northern Florida and southern Georgia. These are very vulnerable areas. They've never seen this kind of damage potential since the late 1800s.feedback

Nancy Shaver

There's that whole inability to suspend disbelief that I think really affects people in a time like this.feedback

Andrew MacCalla

Everybody descends on this place, they think there is money to be made. Now we are talking to companies out of Houston, Texas and the Dominican Republic that know there is a need and rent them out for a fortune.feedback

Jean Perpetu

We have nothing left. Our personal things, important documents like birth certificates – it's all gone. We sleep on streets with our children and nobody came to help us until now.feedback

Andrew MacCalla

We just got a $1,500 quote to rent a truck for a day, which is five times what we usually pay.feedback

Andrew MacCalla

The infrastructure was bad to begin with. Now entire roads have been washed away.feedback

Andrew MacCalla

Everything from Port Salut to Dame Marie is just destroyed.feedback

Andrew MacCalla

You're going to see the death toll rising and rising and rising. Ninety percent of Port Salut is destroyed. In Jeremie, 50 percent of the buildings are destroyed and they're nearing desperation for food and water.feedback

Craig Fugate - Federal Emergency Management Agency

People should not be looking at the damages they're seeing and saying this storm is not that bad. It's still a very dangerous situation.feedback

Barack Obama

Initially people thought this doesn't look as bad as we thought and suddenly you get massive storm surge and lot of people were severely affected. This is still a really dangerous hurricane. The potential for flooding, loss of life and severe property damage continues to exist.feedback

George Diller - Nasa

We've had some close calls, but as far as I know it's the first time we've had the threat of a direct hit. As serious as it gets.feedback

Rick Scott

If you're reluctant to evacuate, just think about all the people who have been killed. Time is running out. This is clearly either going to have a direct hit or come right along the coast and we're going to have hurricane-force winds.feedback

Ines Brill

Our teams in Jeremie report massive destruction in the town. Water and electricity have been cut and the medical services are not functioning any more. Communication is very limited.feedback

Barack Obama

I want to emphasize to the public: This is a serious storm. It has already hit Haiti with devastating effect. It is now in the process of moving through the Bahamas. Because it's not going to be hitting enough land, it is going to be building strength on its way to Florida.feedback

Rick Scott

This is serious. Don't take a chance. A small movement (of the storm) could mean a lot. That's why we have to prepare for a direct hit. So again, if you need to evacuate and you haven't, evacuate. This storm will kill you. Time is running out. We don't have that much time left.feedback

Andrea Guerrero

It is an unstable and unsafe place, and it's pretty clear that the conditions in Haiti have not improved.feedback

Ginger Jacobs

Haiti has limited resources, limited employment opportunities and if deported, these people have a limited chance of prospering in such desperate conditions.feedback

Marleine Bastien

The country has been dealing with so many traumas and natural disasters, and then you come with this change of policy at this 10th hour?feedback

Samuel Pierre

I do understand that there was an influx of Haitians in southern California.feedback

Samuel Pierre

However I do think that when you do start to single out specific community groups, you are opening a can of worms.feedback

Mourad Wahba

Haiti is facing the largest humanitarian event witnessed since the earthquake six years ago.feedback

Angel Aloma - Food for the Poor

Haiti has just finished a year-long drought which decimated their crops. We've had reports their cattle has drowned and are very much in need of food.feedback

Rick Scott

If Matthew directly impacts Florida, there will be massive destruction that we haven't seen in years. The projected path is a little off the coast, but it can change at a moment's notice. When that happens, we're not going to have a lot of time to get ready.feedback

Kevin Roth - The Weather Channel

Certainly, the way this one is going, even if it doesn't hit the U.S. directly ... I would say this is the last Matthew.feedback

Kevin Roth - The Weather Channel

Unfortunately, the models continue to show a westward trend. That means the potential for a landfall or some impacts in the U.S. is increasing.feedback

Alexis Iglesias

We are receiving people living in villages prone to flooding. Food is guaranteed and we have a generator that will guarantee that the kitchen keeps on working in case of a power cut.feedback

Ari Sarsalari - The Weather Channel

The problem with that is you end up with a lot of deforestation, and it makes the country especially susceptible to really bad landslides and mudslides. I think that's going to be the worst part of this storm for them, as well.feedback

Jessica Pearl - Mercy Corps

It's going to be quite devastating. Haiti is very mountainous, and there's no system for channeling the water.feedback

Ari Sarsalari - The Weather Channel

This is likely to be a humanitarian disaster. I think very bad things are coming up here for Haiti over the next 24 to 36 hours.feedback

Ari Sarsalari - The Weather Channel

This is a country that has a long history with tropical storms and hurricanes, and often it does not really end well.feedback

Rick Knabb - National Hurricane Center

We cannot rule out a direct impact for some locations in the state of Florida. And every place north of there along the East Coast of the U.S., there is the potential for many different kinds of impacts.feedback

Rick Knabb - National Hurricane Center

Staggering rainfall totals are possible. We could be measuring the rainfall in feet, not just inches.feedback

Rick Knabb - National Hurricane Center

Take advantage of this luxury of time we have. Go get those supplies if you are running out on some things, find out today if you're in a hurricane evacuation zone and if you do decide today where you go and how you would get there if told to evacuate.feedback

Domenica Davis - The Weather Channel

This is shaping up to be a devastating blow, especially to places like Haiti and Cuba.feedback

Rick Scott

This storm is catastrophic, and if it hits our state, we could see impacts that we have not seen in many years. Even though the storm's projected path is just east of our state, no one should take this lightly. Storms change fast and Hurricane Matthew could hit Florida as early as Wednesday. At this time, there have been no evacuations ordered in Florida, but that could change quickly.feedback

Carlos Smith

I want to leave anytime now and go to a shelter, but we can't leave our things because that's how we hustle and make a living.feedback

Jocelerme Privert

To those people living in houses that could collapse, it's necessary that you leave these houses to take refuge in schools and churches.feedback

Andrew Holness

What we know is that we will be impacted by this storm. All the models show that Jamaica will be within the 90 percent effect band of this storm.feedback

Andrew Holness

What we have control over is our ability to prepare. We hold firm in the view that preparation can reduce loss of life and property.feedback

Jorge Velez

Families that evacuated are returning to their homes. The dikes and wells filled up, the earth is moist, and this benefits agriculture in an area where it hasn't rained for five years, benefiting the community.feedback

Jeh Johnson

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State are working with the Government of Haiti and other key partners to resume removals in as humane and minimally disruptive a manner as possible.feedback

Jean Gerrier

A lot of people died. Yesterday we registered 438 dead in my region. We have 25 people suffering from cholera. We have a lot of wounded people and the situation is dire. It's a catastrophe.feedback

Louise Ivers

Maybe we are too late for prevention. Maybe we just have to manage the consequences.feedback

Jean-Luc Poncelet - World Health Organization

We're expecting a large epidemic but we don't know when it will occur. There is under-reporting.feedback

Farhan Haq - United Nations

The United Nations has a moral responsibility to the victims of the cholera epidemic and for supporting Haiti in overcoming the epidemic and building sound water, sanitation and health systems.feedback

Farhan Haq - United Nations

The Secretary-General deeply regrets the terrible suffering the people of Haiti have endured as a result of the cholera epidemic.feedback

Gary Gottlieb

We look forward to the new response the U.N. plans to unveil, and we continue to call on the organization to devote additional resources.feedback

Beatrice Lindstrom - Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

This is a groundbreaking first step towards justice. But promises will not stop cholera's killing or compensate for the damage to poor families in Haiti. The real test is in what comes next.feedback

Drew Garrison

The closer we got to Jeremie and the further from Port-au-Prince it was just complete devastation. Anything that was not concrete was flattened, the palm trees were bent over in half or completely ripped of their leaves. There were several little fishing villages that were just looked desolate.feedback

Moise David - Red Cross

After visiting the shelter, I've realised there isn't any water. We can't help the people, there's no food. And there are additional problems given the way people are living in the shelters.feedback

Julio Desire

All the money we had has been lost. Everything is lost. We're lost, we don't know (what to do). We could see the destruction and we asked for help. But no.feedback

Leopold Berlanger

First of all we must assess the situation as an electoral body then consult and have dialogue with the affected authorities…..so that by Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the latest, we can set a new date for the elections.feedback

Roger Bonifacio - World Food Programme

Its effects however will be felt all the way to early 2017 and its effects have been widespread geographically. El Niño has caused impacts on the growing seasons of Central America – Haiti. . Ethiopia where it registered one of the driest seasons in the last 50 years all the way to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea which again has suffered one of the major droughts on record.feedback

Marcel Dervil

We could have repaired our homes, but we do not have money. We can't do anything but watch.feedback

Michel Martelly

I hope that the election are better organised for the presidential elections.feedback

Michel Martelly

I am open to starting a true, constructive dialogue with the opposition and involve them from this moment on in the government until the end of my term.feedback

Jean Sanon

The police are supposed to be there to protest and to serve.feedback

Chiara Liquoria - Amnesty International

These people have been victimized for months with the threat of being evicted. Sometimes they are being attacked by uniformed officers and sometimes plain clothes people in the middle of the night who arrive with knives and matches and destroy the tents.feedback

Edmond Mulet - United Nations

I'd like to make a call to the people to turn in the criminals who got out of the prison: all the criminal bandits we have arrested in the last two to three and a half years. They are on the street. We know they are reorganising secretly.feedback

Jean-Max Bellerive

We are still in a very difficult situation. One month after we still have one million people on the streets. We still don't have a clear vision of certain problems. Where are we going to relocate all those people?feedback

Kim Cameron

The people seem very calm but I have been in a hurricane before and I don't want to be in another one.feedback

Rene Preval

We're going to do everything we can to relieve the misery of the people of Port-au-Prince. But when it comes to reconstruction we must also equip the provinces in order to not make the same mistakes again.feedback

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