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Haiti still struggling three years after quake

Date Published: 
01/14/2013
Summary: 

In 2010, the powerful magnitude 7 quake ripped the country apart, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and infrastructure devastated. (..) "Now, the situation three years after is completely reversed. In 2012 Haiti faced a very big drought and faced Tropical Storm Isaac and Cyclone Sandy. This has completely devastated the agricultural production of Haiti," said Director of the UN World Food Programme in Haiti, Myrta Kaulard. The U.N. says more than 40 percent of Haiti's 2012 harvest was destroyed. Many now face the problem of food shortages.