5.06.2019
THE IMPACT OF U.S. FOOD AID ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN HAITI

For the past several years, the organizations involved in preparing this briefing paper have collaborated across disciplines to promote the realization of human rights to food, water, and health in Haiti. In the summer of 2009, we began investigating the impact of U.S. food aid to Haiti, through both desk research and a survey administered in the town of Hinche, in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Our goal was to highlight—through a snapshot of one town’s experience—the impact of U.S. food aid on the Haitian people through a human rights framework. In the wake of the January 2010 earthquake, an understanding of the systemic problems with food aid that existed prior to the earthquake is critical to identifying sustainable, long-term solutions. 

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