In 2020, 4.6 million people, more than 40% of the population, will need humanitarian assistance in Haiti, an 80% increase from 2019. The economic crisis and insecurity have mainly affected food security, access to health care and education. More than 4 million Haitians are in phases 3 and 4 of the IPC*. The nutritional status of Haitian children has also deteriorated, with rates exceeding the emergency threshold of 2% in some parts of the country. Needs assessments have confirmed a reduction in access to safe drinking water, sanitation facilities and basic hygiene items, increasing the risk of waterborne diseases and malnutrition. Violence, particularly against children and gender-based violence, has also increased alarmingly.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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