Weather and drought to blame as food insecurity doubles in Haiti

Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Some 3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity, among them more than 1.5 million people who are severely food insecure. This is a key finding from an emergency food security assessment conducted by WFP, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and National Food Security Coordination.

Read more at: http://caribbeannewsnow.com/topstory-Weather-and-drought-to-blame-as-food-insecurity-doubles-in-Haiti-29268.html

You might also like More from author