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Haiti - Grand'Anse : On the verge of famine
16/02/2023 09:10:25

Haiti - Grand'Anse : On the verge of famine
According to the National Food Security Coordination (CNSA), emergency food assistance for approximately 4 million 700 thousand food insecure people in Haiti is currently necessary https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-38357-haiti-flash-the-hour-is-serious-19-000-haitians-affected-by-famine-47-million-in-food-insecurity.html

"We are in a context where the situation risks turning into a disaster. A famine is to be feared if nothing is done Since I have been working in the field for 'Concorde Haïtienne de Sécurité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle' (CHSAN), this is the first time I have seen such a situation. Soaring prices of basic food products. On the other side, the rain which hardly falls whereas here, agriculture depends on it. What people consume comes from agriculture and imports," said agronomist Joseph Nesly.

In the current context CHSAN proposes emergency actions including:

- Food assistance for the most vulnerable groups based on certain criteria such as malnourished children, children in schools, pregnant and breastfeeding women; households with one or more disabled or chronically ill members.

- Support agricultural activities by distributing seeds of peas, stump peas, unknown peas, potatoes (especially short cycle varieties).

- Integrate food distribution activities in kind or in cash. intensify assistance to households for the development of their plots.

Learn more about CHSAN :
CHSAN is a local Haitian organization, founded by young people in 2016. CHSAN is active in the city of Jérémie and other surrounding localities. The organization intervenes in several areas such as: human rights (right to food), nutrition, sustainable agriculture, gender, environment with the aim of strengthening food security in Grand'Anse.

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