Haiti : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Haiti

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publication Date:

February 6, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

On October 4, 2016 Haiti was struck by Hurricane Matthew, a strong Category 4 hurricane, which caused substantial loss of life and severe damage to property, infrastructure and agriculture. Total damage and loss is estimated at about US$1.9 billion, or about 23 percent of GDP. The impact has plunged Haiti into a new humanitarian crisis—7 years after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince—leaving an estimated 1.4 million people in need of urgent assistance. The hurricane forced a delay in the first round of the Presidential election, now scheduled for November 20.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/38

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 6, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475575538/1934-7685

Stock No:

1HTIEA2017001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

45

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