Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Major Food Crisis after Hurricane Matthew-Jocelerme Privert

Interim President Jocelerme Privert, Haiti, asks the international community to work together to raise funds for the most vulnerable victims of Hurricane Matthew. The government of Haiti estimates 1.5 million people need immediate assistance, including more than 140,000 people who are living in temporary shelters. “I don’t want Haitian citizens to die because of the inability of international assistance,” Privert said. Read the full article from The Independent below. Haiti faces ‘major food crisis’ after Hurricane Matthew and needs more global donations, says interim president Gabriel Samuels, The Independent November 11th, 2016 Jocelerme Privert makes impassioned plea for more fundraising from abroad Haiti is facing a “major food crisis” and the international community is falling short of helping it to recover from Hurricane Matthew, the country’s interim president has said. Jocelerme Privert said Haitians were suffering from higher levels of malnutrition and were unable to take […]

CoEH Calls on International Community After Matthew

Coordination Europe-Haiti writes in support of Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction and calls for international action to assist in reconstruction. CoEH expresses its profound solidarity with the Haitian people Evert-Jan Brouwer, Coordination Europe-Haiti October 12, 2016 Early October, Haiti has been hit very hard by hurricane Matthew. The Coordination Europe-Haiti expresses its profound solidarity with the families of the victims. Thousands of people have lost their houses and means of living. There is considerable loss of harvests. Long-term consequences for agriculture and food security are still to be assessed. Infrastructure has been severely damaged, as well as public services in the affected areas. The inundations enhance the risk of a new cholera epidemic. To this socio-economic consequences we must add the probability of increased political instability, which already characterises the country for more than a year. The elections […]

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