Lack of food in some areas has long been an issue, spawning songs such as ‘grangou kloròks’ – which refers to hunger so acute that it triggers stomach pain akin to bleach cutting through a garment. The term appeared in 2008 under the Preval presidency during the food riots. In recent years, the level of food insecurity has worsened as inflation rises worldwide, with many in Haiti saying they often have difficulty either affording food or traveling to a place to buy it. 

At an outdoor market in Christ-Roi, some grocery vendors at the outdoor market shared how life has changed as they’ve watched food prices and criminal activity climb. Here’s what a few said in the video

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Marvens Compere is a documentary filmmaker and still photographer based in Haiti. Over the past 9 years, Marvens has worked on a variety of projects, primarily for international and national non-profit organizations.

Murdith Joseph is a social worker and journalist. She studied at the State University of Haiti and Maurice Communication. She first worked as a journalist presenter and reporter for Radio Sans Fin (RSF) then as a journalist reporter for Radio tele pacific and writting for the daily Le National. Today she joined the Haitian Times team and covers the news in Port-Au-Prince-Haiti.