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Sowing Seeds of Transformation: Haitian Development Network’s Response to Hunger in Haiti.

Washington, DC – May 21, 2024 – In the face of escalating hunger and hardship, the Haitian Development Network (HDN.ORG) is amplifying its efforts to combat food insecurity in Haiti. With a record number of Haitians experiencing extreme hunger due to conflict, extreme weather events, and soaring inflation, urgent action is needed to provide essential aid and support to those in need.

Recent data from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis reveals that nearly five million people in Haiti, almost half of the country’s population, are now facing acute food insecurity. This unprecedented level of hunger is exacerbated by increased gang violence, rising prices, low agricultural production, political turmoil, civil unrest, and natural disasters.

“Haiti has one of the highest levels of hunger in the world and faces chronic poverty. On a good day, electricity, running water, and healthcare are scarce. Now, violent conflict is forcing many Haitians to flee or hide in their homes,” said Jacques Jonassaint, Founder of HDN. “More than half the population of the impoverished Caribbean country needs immediate food assistance.”

In response to this dire situation, HDN is intensifying its efforts to address the root causes of food insecurity in Haiti. Through initiatives such as Let’s Seed Haiti and Jaden Lakou, HDN is empowering communities to grow their own food, boosting local economies, and reducing dependence on imported goods.

“By implementing sustainable agriculture practices and fostering social impact through backyard gardening, we aim to create a resilient and self-sufficient food system in Haiti,” added Jonassaint.

However, the challenges faced by Haiti are immense, and HDN cannot tackle them alone. The organization is calling on individuals and businesses worldwide to join the fight against hunger by donating or volunteering their time and resources.

“We cannot underestimate the importance of collective action in addressing food insecurity in Haiti. Every contribution, no matter how small, makes a difference in the lives of those most affected by hunger,” urged Jonassaint.

Join HDN in its mission to empower Haiti and its people and contribute to HDN’s initiative to end food insecurity in Haiti.

To learn more about HDN’s advocacy initiatives and how you can support their mission, please visit https:  //hdn.org/.


Media Contact:

Jacques Jonassaint

Email: jacques@hdn.org

Location: Washington, DC




About the Haitian Development Network:

The Haitian Development Network (HDN) is a non-profit organization that works towards promoting economic and social development in Haiti. Our goal is to empower the Haitian people by providing them with the necessary resources and support to build a better future. To learn more about HDN and our work, please visit our website at https://hdn.org/.