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IN PHOTOS: Starving families found in cave in Haiti

Almost six months after Hurricane Matthew hit southwestern Haiti some 240 people were found living in caves. The families lost their homes, crops and livestock in the storm. Click here to read more about how they were discovered and the aid they are receiving.

Por: Univision
Publicado: 27 Mar | 05:42 PM EDT
Cueva Haiti
1/11
A relief team found 240 people, including 84 women and 62 children, living in a cave in the rugged mountains of southwest Haiti near Fonds Rouge Dahere, where they have been since Hurricane Matthew hit the country's southern peninsula in October.
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Cueva Haiti
2/11
Food for the Poor's agricultural director discovered the group while scouting for land to meet the hunger needs of families in the Grand'Anse region of southwest Haiti. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
3/11
Even in their desperate condition, parents and children were heard singing hymns. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
4/11
Food For The Poor is launching a campaign to help these families found last week living in caves in Haiti. Their homes, crops and livlihoods were destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in October. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
5/11
Trucks from the charity's warehouse in Port-au-Prince are delivering goods to the families today. Initial relief includes food, blankets, hygiene kits, kerosene stoves and tarps. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
6/11
"They have no food, they have no water, they have no shelter. They are sleeping on the ground in a cave. It really is a crime against humanity," said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
7/11
A food shortage in Grand'Anse is so bad that families are turning in desperation to fruits and foliage known to be poisonous in an attempt to quell their hunger and save their lives. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
8/11
At least 13 people have died over the span of 10 days, including seven in Pestel, four in Cahouane and two in Castaches. More than 400,000 people are said to be at risk due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
9/11
"With so much happening in the world today it's easy to forget about the crisis in Haiti," said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor. "The people displaced by Hurricane Matthew are in desperate need of assistance and they need housing," he added. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
10/11
Food For The Poor said it is sending an additional 100 containers of food a month for the next four months to keep people from starving in the area. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision
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Cueva Haiti
11/11
Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation. Foto: Food for the Poor | Univision