PORT-AU-PRINCE — By now, Louisius Saint-Pierre would have harvested a good amount of peas at his farm in Pestel but today he is at a loss and does not know what to do because he has no crops.
“My pea crops cannot grow because there is no rain. My animals started dying because there is no grass to feed them and whatever small amount of water available is not close here,” said Saint-Pierre, a 60-year-old native of Gorder, one of Pestel's six communal localities.
A four month severe drought in Haiti’s provincial town of Pestel has turned disastrous, destroying crops, killing farm animals and causing health problems among the population.
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