Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Haiti Aid Workers Fear Widening Hunger

"Haiti imports almost all its food and global food prices have risen 40 percent since mid-2007. Locally, the prices of rice and pasta have doubled in parts of the capital of Haiti, a country where 2.4 million people already cannot afford the minimum daily calories recommended by the World Health Organization."
The Associated Press: Haiti Aid Workers Fear Widening Hunger


Jennie/Tikka said...

Venezuela (via Hugo Chavez) is sending food to Haiti for emergency aid. The county is earning so much money from gas sales at Valero stations that they can afford to be charitable these days.

Jennie/Tikka said...

county=country (forgot an "r" - mea culpa)