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Already Desperate, Haitian Farmers Are Left Hopeless After Storm

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Haitians, who know well the death and despair natural disasters can cause, suffered mightily from Hurricane Sandy. Three weeks after the hurricane’s deluge, Haiti, is facing its biggest blow to reconstruction and slipping deeper into crisis, United Nations and government officials say, with hundreds of thousands of others at risk of hunger or malnutrition. (..) Though government officials have blamed unfulfilled aid pledges, international donors blame political uncertainty for the lack of progress. (..) “Donors don’t contribute if there is no government,” said Myrta Kaulard, the country director of the United Nations World Food Program.