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Crisis: Urgency of relevant actions to help several million people affected by food insecurity in Haiti

  • March 25, 2024
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P-to-P, March 25, 2024 [AlterPresse] — The National Coordination of Food Security (Cnsa) calls for urgent actions to help nearly 5 million people, almost half of the Haitian population, affected by high levels of acute food insecurity in Haiti, for the period from March to June 2024, in a document published on Saturday March 23, 2024 on its site, consulted by the online agency AlterPresse.

Measures must be taken to make up for their food consumption deficits and protect their livelihoods, recommends the Cnsa.

She deplores the continued deterioration of food security conditions, which results, among other things, from the persistent violence of armed gangs severely disrupting supply chains.

The increase in the number of internally displaced people, forced to abandon their means of existence, the increase in the value of the food basket experiencing an increase of 22% in February 2024 compared to August 2023, the poor performance of the 2023 winter campaign and previous campaigns, would be the basis of this situation of food insecurity.

The Cnsa also mentions increased job losses, in turn losses of sources of income due to the violence of armed gangs.

Eight (8) areas out of thirty-two (32) analyzed find themselves in an urgent situation, phase 4 of the Integrated Food Security Classification Framework (Ipc).

These are the Artibonite valley, Grande Anse (part of the southwest of Haiti), the island of Gonâve, the transverse part of the West and the poor/very poor neighborhoods of Cité Soleil (municipality north of Port-au-Prince), Croix des Bouquets (one of the municipalities northeast of the capital) and Port-au-Prince.

The rest of the country continues to present an overall situation of crisis food insecurity.

Five (5) rural areas of Grande Anse, poor and very poor neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince and Cité Soleil as well as the transverse part of the West department, going from Croix-des-Bouquets to the island de la Gonâve, were in this same situation, in August 2023.

The Cnsa considers it necessary, in the medium term, to better coordinate emergency interventions with those of development, in order to have more lasting effects on the food and nutritional security of families as well as, more generally, on livelihoods. .

Farm families, “significantly decapitalized” due to economic shocks and the poor performance of previous agricultural campaigns, also require immediate support for the implementation of the 2024 spring campaign.

Around 362 thousand people are currently displaced within the country, including nearly 50 thousand, from January to March 2024, with violence from armed groups, limiting the movement of goods and contributing to the increase in prices of basic foodstuffs. , mentions the Cnsa.

Several areas, more particularly the town of Jérémie (Grande Anse department), the Central Haut Plateau, Artibonite, the South Coast and Tabarre (one of the municipalities northeast of Port-au-Prince ) have a high prevalence of food insecurity, more than 50%.

Increase in food insecurity in the metropolitan area of ​​Port-au-Prince

From March to June 2024, nearly 1.26 million people are in a crisis situation (IPC phase 3) or higher, or 54% of the population analyzed, due to an intensification of armed violence.

An increase of 7% compared to the current situation in August 2023 is recorded.

In August 2023, 1.1 million people were classified in IPC phase 3 (crisis) or higher.

At least 806 people were killed, injured or kidnapped in January 2024 in the country.

Some 300 members of armed groups were also killed or injured, bringing the total number of people affected to 1,108, more than three times the number recorded in January 2023, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Hcdh). [emb rc apr 25/03/2024 14:15]