Resilience

Haiti | Response overview (July 2021)

Haiti | Response overview (July 2021)
Jul 2021

Haiti is one of the worst food crises in the world with 46 percent of the population projected to be in high acute food security, mainly due to reduced agricultural production caused by a long period of drought, storms and increased prices of basic foodstuffs, which are compounded by the effects of necessary preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Political unrest and a surge in violence due to clashes between rival gangs in Port-au-Prince have triggered significant population displacements, leading to a growing humanitarian crisis. A state of emergency has also been declared following the assassination of the President which created a power vacuum and further uncertainty in the country. In this context, the levels of acute food insecurity in the country may further increase. It is critical to provide agricultural support to the most vulnerable households, restore their productive assets and diversify their sources of food and income to strengthen livelihoods resilience.

 

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