Haiti

Haiti Food Security Outlook Update May 2013

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Despite a brief respite, drought will keep some households in Crisis through August

KEY MESSAGES

  • Many municipalities will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through August / September. The protracted drought and lack of seeds have delayed the planting of crops, putting farming activities behind schedule. The most affected areas are the Southern Peninsula, the Central Plateau, and the North.

  • With the lean season underway and the high price of food, affordability for poor households continues to pose a problem. The situation is exacerbated by the limited employment options and self - employment opportunities, particularly in rural areas where the agricultural sector is the largest employer

  • Contributors to improving household livelihoods in many areas are the food distribution by the government, international organizations, and NGOS in certain parts of the country, the mango harvest, and the picking of beans and breadfruits.