The food crisis in Haiti is being aggravated by gang violence but thank God we remain steadfast in our commitment to daily feeding our children.

The current food crisis in Haiti is a major cause for concern. The figures bear witness to the scale of the situation: according to the latest data, nearly 4 million people, or around a third of the population, are food insecure. Among the most vulnerable are children, who are particularly affected by the current crisis.

At our centers, we are doing the best to care for our children. Despite the challenges we face, we remain true to our commitment to feed and care for them. Every day, we provide them with three balanced meals, ensuring that they receive adequate nutrition for their physical growth and mental development.

However, the scarcity of goods on the Haitian market, exacerbated by the country’s unstable socio-political situation, is making our task of feeding our children challenging. Food prices have doubled, and in some cases even tripled, making access to quality food a real challenge for a vast majority of Haitian families. Despite these obstacles, we’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that our children could eat their fill every day.

This is not something that we can do on our own. We need your support more than ever. Your donations are important and enable us to continue with mission of providing and caring for vulnerable children. We therefore invite you to support us so that we can continue to bring help to those who need it most.

Against a backdrop of rapid deterioration, over 33,000 people have fled the capital region in the last two weeks, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration. A state of emergency has been declared in the capital region until April, while the imposed curfew has been extended, announced the office of the resigning Prime Minister.

Many foreigners have fled the country, and the US embassy has evacuated American citizens eager to leave. The State Department said on Friday evening that it had helped 230 citizens leave the country since March 17. And it renewed an unequivocal warning to US citizens: “Do not travel to Haiti.”

This wave of evacuations underscores the gravity of the situation, as the Haitian population finds itself alone in the face of a coalition of gangs determined to eliminate it at all costs. More than 200 gangs are believed to be operating in Haiti, with nearly two dozen concentrated in and around Port-au-Prince, reports the Associated Press.

In a statement, France’s foreign ministry said military helicopters and boats were used to evacuate ‘more than 170 French nationals and around 70 people of European and other nationalities’ to nearby French territory.

https://www.lemonde.fr/en/international/article/2024/03/27/france-airlifts-over-170-frenchpeople-from-haiti_6659316_4.html

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