According to an article in Washington Post published on October 14, 2019, Haiti is “perennially the poorest in the Western Hemisphere; more than half the population lives on less than $2.20 a month.”
“We are in misery and we are starving,” said one of the protesters.
The situation in Haiti is desperate. Eighty percent of government offices and banks are closed; schools have not been able to open yet this fall; electricity is unreliable because there is no fuel to run the national power grids; food, clean water, and fuel is expensive and scarce.
According to the United Nations World Food Program, “about 3.6 million people — or more than a third of the country’s population — have been driven deeper into poverty and hunger and are struggling to access a reliable supply of food.” The natural disasters (earthquake, hurricanes, and floods) over several years in Haiti created a devastating food crisis.
Lutheran Church Charities, working through Ministry In Mission, will send emergency funds to Haiti. Please prayerfully consider making a monetary donation to help provide food for Haitian adults and children.