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Drought or the Dry season in Haiti

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Drought or the Dry season in Haiti

A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops. Severe drought has halted cultivation and left people and livestock struggling to survive. The administration has declared a state of emergency across the poorest northeastern region in Haiti. The eight months long draught has resulted the loss of corps for two seasons. In some places it is so severe that if one even manages to get the food it is more difficult to find water to cook or drink. Recently there have been some scanty rains but not enough to fulfill the shortfall. The dry season is due to last at least one more month. Over 40% of the households are considered food insecure and children face high levels of malnutrition. Climate change, food, and hunger are all interconnected issues in Haiti.

Tags: Agriculture, rain, Drought, Dry season

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