The Dutch Navy is set to deliver emergency aide to Haiti, which was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Although the official death toll on Monday stood at 372, local news reported more than 1000 Haitians lost their lives. The Dutch will focus their efforts on the southwest corner of the island, which suffered considerable damage.
His Majesty’s Holland is en route to the island to deliver goods, food and water. Aboard the Holland are not only marines, but also rescue workers from the International Red Cross and specialists who will map out damage to river beds and harbors. This will enable authorities to determine safe passage to the disaster area.
A second vessel, His Majesty’s Pelikaan, will follow with more food and rescue workers. The United Nations estimates 1.4 million Haitians need help