12 photos that capture the destruction of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Updated 10:16 AM ET, Fri October 7, 2016

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(CNN)Haiti, the impoverished Caribbean island wrecked by an earthquake in 2010 and battered by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, is a disaster zone again. Hurricane Matthew has shredded homes, inundated communities and left many parts of the south-west cut off from the rest of the country.

According to the United Nations, the disaster has affected 350,000 people and left the Haiti facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the devastating earthquake six years ago.
More than 300,000 people are in shelters across the country, the United Nations said. These pictures tell the story.
A man walks through the devastated town of Jeremie in west Haiti.
A woman is carried across the river La Digue in Petit Goave where a bridge collapsed during the torrential rains.
Crossing the river is a dangerous task which many have undertaken since the bridge collapse.