Haiti Seeks $74 million to Help Farm Sector Recover From Hurricane Sandy

Haiti Destruction From Hurricane Sandy

The United Nations food relief agency and the Haitian government are seeking to raise $74 million over the next 12 months to help the country’s agricultural sector recover from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which hit the Caribbean nation two weeks ago.

UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) senior emergency coordinator in Haiti, Mr. Adam Yao says, the recent natural disasters in Haiti require the robust response of the international community to support ongoing government efforts.

The so-called “super-storm” caused significant damage to Haiti’s crops, land, livestock, fisheries and rural infrastructures, leaving more than 600,000 Haitians at risk of food and nutrition insecurity.

It also killed 60 people and flooded, destroyed or damaged some 18,000 homes, as well as hospitals, schools and public buildings.

Hurricane Sandy was the third disaster to hit Haiti in the space of a few months.

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