Hurricane season is underway in North America. The latest report calls for an “above normal” season, with 10 to 17 “named” hurricanes expected between now and November. More about that here.
It’s uncomfortable news for Haiti. This disaster-prone Caribbean nation is already struggling to recover from a year-long drought and food shortages. According to the EU, “Haiti continues to be among the top three countries [in the Latin America and Caribbean region] most affected by extreme events in the last two decades.”
AMG International’s Bill Passons says hurricane season will bring much-needed rain, but “it doesn’t help in the short term… with the crops being down (due to drought), many people who may have been dependent on their own crops for their own food need some help.”
Plus, “everything costs more,” he adds. “So, people [who] already struggle with meeting their basic needs now have to pay more for the staples of life.”
Hope for Haiti
As described here, AMG and its local partners recently fixed and installed new wells in Grand Bassin, Haiti, to provide the community with clean water. They also delivered food aid and the Bread of Life to more than 500 families.
Click here to read more.
SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth