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Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis - WFP

Date Published: 
06/19/2013
Summary: 

An estimated 1.5 million Haitians face hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices, as the Caribbean nation continues to reel from a series of natural disasters, says the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP). (..) “We are very concerned that 1.5 million people in Haiti face severe food insecurity, which means they need food assistance and don’t have all the food they need for a full and active life,” Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, WFP’s senior spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean, told Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Another 6.7 million people are struggling to meet their own food needs on a regular basis. Our main concern is children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.”