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Nearly 800 Are Killed in Haiti After Months of Storms

Four major storms between August and September left almost 800 people dead in the poverty-stricken republic of Haiti.

The combined forces of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike wreaked havoc on the poorest nation in the Americas and caused the deaths of 793 people, according to the BBC. The country is susceptible to mudslides and flooding due to heavy deforestation.

The New York Times reports that despite suffering being a norm in Haiti, life has become unbearable in certain cities where every house was wiped out by water, paving the way for disease and starvation.

The hurricane season is still officially under way, leaving the already hopeless Haitians with no reason to be optimistic about their futures.