As Drought Hammers Countryside, Many in Haiti Go Hungry

(AP) – For the last three years, a punishing drought has driven Haitians who were already barely getting by on marginal farmland even deeper into misery. Last year’s crop yields were the worst in 35 years in a country where more than two-thirds of people eke out a living from agriculture, many using archaic hand tools.

Many Haitians routinely go to bed hungry, and are heartbreakingly accustomed to privation and natural disasters. But the cumulative impact of this drought is so severe that Haiti is facing “unprecedented food insecurity,” according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

U.S. Embassy in Haiti condemns crooks selling fake visas

A group of “swindlers” are using the name of former first lady, Sophia Martelly to sell fake visas and scholarships to study in the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Haiti reported. They have placed a warning for the general population to be wary of the counterfeit documents.

“This group uses a false email address / With contact names as Samuel reached under this number + 509-3990-6218, and a book by the name of Jean Charles Evelia,” an official from the embassy said.

“Never pay an outside group that claims they can get you a visa. Going through racketeers may ban you permanently from entering the United States.”

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