In Pictures: the legacy of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

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Destroyed houses are seen after Hurricane Matthew passes in Corail, Haiti, on 8 October. © REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Haiti started burying some of its dead in mass graves in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a government official said on Sunday, as cholera spread in the devastated southwest and the death toll from the storm rose to 1,000 people.

Hurricane Matthew has been the strongest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, combining wind speed of over 230 km per hour and torrential rains, and leaving 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

Now, the country is also dealing with a cholera outbreak. Cholera causes severe diarrhoea and can kill within hours if untreated. It is spread through contaminated water and has a short incubation period, which leads to rapid outbreaks.

A boy plays with a ball after Hurricane Matthew ina park at Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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Destroyed houses are seen after Hurricane Matthew passes Jeremie, Haiti, on 8 October 2016.

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A person walking on the beach is looking through the remains of a construction destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in a street of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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A woman tries to get food at a shelter in the school Liliane Mars Dumarsais Estime after Hurricane Matthew in Les Cayes, Haiti.

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A man clears debris after Hurricaen Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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A man sits covering himself with an umbrella on the roof of a house affected by Hurricane Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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A girl runs next to houses affected by Hurricane Matthew in Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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People walk after Hurricane Matthew in a street of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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People are being treated at the cholera treatment centre at the hospital after Hurricane Matthew passes in Jeremie.

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A boy receives treatment for cholera after Hurricane Matthew in the Hospital of Port-a-Piment, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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A woman walks next to trees downed by Hurricane Matthew in Coteaux, Haiti, on 9 October 2016.

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