Thursday, February 18, 2010

HAITI: Food Crisis Looms

HAITI: Food Crisis Looms, by Paul Virgo, Inter Press News News Agency, February 18, 2010 Haiti's misery after last month's earthquake will be compounded by a food catastrophe if the international community continues to ignore the country's agricultural needs, the United Nations has warned. Despite pledges covering over 95 percent of the 575-million-dollar target set for the U.N.'s Flash Appeal to rebuild Haiti, where food insecurity was a massive problem even before the earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, there is a big shortfall in the campaign's agriculture component. More...

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