Major Food Crisis In Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

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Haiti was devastated by Hurricane Matthew last month, the further devastation has caused now by the major food crisis that residents are going through.


Haiti’s Interim president, Jocelerme Privert says that the international community is failing Haiti after it was devastated by hurricane Matthew last month.

According to Government’s reports, $2 billion worth of damage was caused by the storm, which was the most powerful to hit the Caribbean over a decade. The loss was equal to Haiti’s entire national Budget.

Privert expressed his Gratitude to the international community for the sympathy they had shown, but also said, “Heads of government have provided some support both moral and material, but it is not enough.”

The Haitian government estimates that 1.5 million people are now in need of immediate assistance – double the number of a month ago.

Aftereffects of the storm saw, outbreaks of cholera due to a storm flooding sewage system, and no shortage of food.

Privert said: “If we don’t manage to re-launch agriculture then in three to four months we’ll find ourselves with a major food crisis. Our projection is that we need between $25 million [£20m] and $30m to resolve the farming issue. Right now we have $2.5m.”

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