After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

Alex Johnston – Epoch Times – Wednesday, 21 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov)

A woman working on the roof of her house
A woman works on her house after recent floods in Vertieres, suburb of the city of Cap-Haitian, Haiti, on Nov. 11, 2012. Image:Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac, and a drought have left Haiti reeling, even as the impoverished nation is still picking up the pieces after early 2010’s devastating earthquake.

Now, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents of Haiti potentially will remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013 if they receive inadequate assistance between now and then.

“At the moment, one of our biggest worries is in areas that are still isolated after Hurricane Sandy, where women and children face worsening nutrition,” Myrta Kaulard, who heads the WFP mission in Haiti, said in a release. “At the same time, it is crucial to help Haitian farmers so that they can plant crops for the small December season and for the main agricultural season in the spring” . . .

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