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Millions of Haitians will face hunger in 2020

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January 6, 2020 6:56 PM

Things are really bad in Haiti but it is about to get worse. Forty percent of Haitians will face food insecurity by March 2020, according to a new report by OCHA.

PHOTO: Food Shortage in Haiti

In 2020, 4.6 million Haitians – about 40 per cent of the total population – will require urgent humanitarian assistance, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.

Of the total figure, more than 57 per cent of people are women and 45.5 per cent are children.

The situation is expected to remain unstable in the coming months, which will further weaken the country’s economy and, consequently, the ability of the poorest Haitians to meet their basic needs as well as the capacity of the State to provide essential services.

Read more from OCHA: Haiti: Deteriorating economic state impacts humanitarian situation

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