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Assessment shows food insecurity still widespread in Haiti

The Haitian government and its UN partners have made significant improvements to alleviate the nation’s food insecurity, but the work is far from over. A recent assessment shows uneven progress across the country, noting that the areas least affected by Hurricane Matthew are now facing greater challenges of food insecurity.

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Three months after Hurricane Matthew, 1.5 million Haitians face hunger

Caribbean News Now!

January 20, 2017

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While the number of Haitians facing hunger in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew has declined steadily in the three months since the deadly storm ripped through the tiny island nation, more than 1.5 million people nevertheless remain food insecure, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

The UN World Food Programme released findings from a joint assessment conducted in December with the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and Haiti’s National Coordination for Food Security (CNSA).

“The results of the assessment show the very positive impact of our collective efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, but also the pressing need to continue and redirect assistance to new areas with higher levels of food insecurity, as well as initiate recovery interventions,” said Ronald Tran Ba Huy, WFP’s representative in Haiti.

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