Food and Water
Haiti is a food-deficit country. 50 percent of national requirements are imported. United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents of Haiti potentially will remain at risk of food insecurity well into 2013. The U.N. estimates that 90 percent of Haiti’s harvest was destroyed during floods and the next harvest season does not start until March, The Associated Press reported.
According to UNICEF, only 30% of Haitians have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Without clean water, even if they have food, children die from malnutrition because of parasites and bacteria in their unsafe drinking water which causes nutrients to flush out of them through diarrhea.