Haiti – Humanitarian crisis: the FAO is concerned
This Friday, all humanitarian actors, including the FAO, are meeting at the UN headquarters to sound the alarm for Haiti. In a press release sent to our editorial staff, FAO indicated that this meeting aims to alert member states to the food insecurity situation in Haiti.
The Minister of Planning and External Cooperation of Haiti, Mr. Ricard Pierre, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mrs. Ulrika Richardson and Mr. Guangzhou Qu Director of the United Nations Food Organization Liaison Office and agriculture in New York, will participate on June 16, 2023 in a special meeting convened by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in New York.
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This event aims to alert Member States of the very strong food insecurity prevailing in the country and to mobilize resources for the restoration of food security in Haiti. This high-level meeting aims to highlight the international commitment to the Haitian people.
The event will begin with an opening ceremony, bringing together personalities who support this crucial initiative. Among them, Her Excellency Mrs. Lachezara Stoeva, President of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, will support the cause of food security in Haiti.
His Excellency Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and President of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, together with His Excellency Mr. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, will reinforce the mobilization for this urgent cause.