Dominican Republic/Haiti Floods

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More than 900 people have died and hundreds more are missing as a result of the heavy rains, flooding and mudslides in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The Canadian Red Cross is supporting relief operations in the region.

Headlines at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Grim return to Mapou (4 June, 2004)

This was my second trip to the flood-hit town of Mapou, where the Haitian Red Cross, backed by the International Federation, ICRC and National Red Cross Societies are leading relief efforts.

Situation still precarious in flood-hit Haitian town (May 28, 2004)

The only way into Mapou is by helicopter. As we touched down, we were immediately surrounded by hundreds of confused and grief-stricken villagers. We were also assailed by the stench of death.