Hunger increases in Haiti … and “World Food” warns

The World Food Program has warned that hunger is increasing in Haiti, where nearly half of the population has food problems due to rising inflation, rising food and fuel costs and deteriorating security.

WFP Haiti Director Jean-Martin Bauer pointed out today in a press release that the program continues to provide assistance to vulnerable Haitians and supports the humanitarian community with vital air and sea transport despite the closure of roads by criminal groups.

“A large part of the population has been cut off from the economic heart of the country, and this is happening in one moment in which Haiti is currently struggling with COVID-19, recent natural disasters, high inflation and price increases, as a multiplier effect of the conflict in Ukraine, “Power said.