Damages to crops and infrastructure in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew have left hundreds of thousands of people on the impoverished Caribbean island without food and clean water. The 125 miles-per-hour winds and flooding from the hurricane's Oct. 4 landfall, which killed at least 546 people and damaged about 200,000 homes, swept away cattle and knocked out electricity. Organizations on the ground say cash is more helpful than donations of clothing and food, which can obstruct coordination of relief aid, and an indigenous ministry that Christian Aid Mission assists seeks such funding in order to provide clean water, rice, sugar and oil. "We are distributing food because people have lost all their gardens and businesses," the director of the ministry said. "We have five churches destroyed and 11 churches need repair — some don't have a roof. Pray for us and pray please for the Haitian people. We're counting on your prayers and assistance."
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