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Aid Expert Available for Interviews on Haiti’s Growing Humanitarian Crisis, 10 Years After Crippling 2010 Earthquake

January 7, 2020 GMT

1 in 3 Haitians Urgently Need Food Aid as Political Unrest and Violence Hamper Access to Basic Necessities

What:

Exclusive view inside Haiti. Amid violent unrest and pressure for President Jovenel Moïs to step down, 35 percent of the Haitian population – 3.67 million people – is in urgent need of emergency food assistance.






Cédric Piriou, a leading Haitian-based humanitarian expert with nearly a decade of experience working to fight hunger in Haiti, is prepared to provide his first-hand account of:



  • The growing crisis in Haiti and how the dramatic rise in the cost of basic necessities like food, fuel, and medicine threatens the country's most vulnerable, including young children.
  • The potentially deadly intersection of gender, violence, and hunger.
  • How relief efforts are complicated by a collapse of infrastructure, insufficient resources, and the urgent need to expand humanitarian access to those facing potentially deadly consequences of hunger.
  • How unrest and lack of funding threaten progress on cholera eradication. Cholera appeared in Haiti for the first time after the January 2010 earthquake. Action Against Hunger is leading eradication efforts in the North-West and Artibonite, where the outbreak hit hardest.
  • Progress that had been made in Haiti since the January 2010 earthquake, and the NGO's long-term plans to prevent hunger and build livelihoods.
  • More background on this humanitarian crisis can be found here.




Who:

Cédric Piriou,

Country Director, Action Against Hunger, Haiti






Mr. Piriou oversees Action Against Hunger's delivery of nutrition, health, food security, water, sanitation and hygiene programs, reaching tens of thousands of people across Haiti last year. Mr. Piriou has more than 20 years of experience in the humanitarian sector, including nine years with Action Against Hunger in Haiti. For 40 years, Action Against Hunger has been treating and preventing malnutrition in more than 45 countries, serving more than 21 million people annually. Action Against Hunger has been operating in Haiti since 1985.





When:

Tuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST; additional times upon request





Where:

Video and phone interviews; RSVP below to schedule


Media contact:
Emily Bell Tyree
Associate Director of Communications, Action Against Hunger USA
+1-212-967-7800; ext 526
ebtyree@actionagainsthunger.org

/PRNewswire -- Jan. 7, 2020/

SOURCE Action Against Hunger