“About 3.7 million Haitians – 35% of the population need urgent assistance in the last quarter of 2019, including more than one million in an emergency (level 4), “warns the new WFP 2020 World Food Crisis Report, which in its projections sees the number of severely hungry people double due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In October 2019, according to the report, 3.2 million people in Haiti were under stress (level 2), which represents an increase of almost 600,000 people in rural areas from the same period a year earlier, including an increase of more than 100,000 in emergency situations (level 4).

 Geographically, the hunger map of Haiti is thus distributed for the period of October 2019: the low-lying areas of the Northwest have remained in crisis (level 3) and the very poor neighborhoods of CitéSoleil have been classified in emergency situation (level 4); four rural areas (in Artibonite, Nippes and Grand-Anse) had 45 to 50% of their population in crisis or worse (level 3 or more). Continue reading. https://lenouvelliste.com/article/215246/covid-19-le-nombre-de-personnes-en-situation-dinsecurite-alimentaire-aigue-en-haiti-risque-daugmenter

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.

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