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    Trump Looks to Send Food Aid to Haiti as Violence Leads to Humanitarian Crises

    Trump looks to send food aid to Haiti as violence leads to humanitarian crisis

    Jacqueline Charles and Franco Ordonez

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    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is working on a plan to provide a humanitarian aid package to Haiti, where water, medicine and food are becoming increasingly scarce after nine days of consecutive protests, the Miami Herald and McClatchy Washington Bureau have learned.

    "While we cannot comment on internal planning processes, the U.S. government remains committed to the people of Haiti and to addressing the food security needs of the most affected people," a U.S.Agency for International Development spokesperson said. "USAID-delivered emergency food assistance is intended to help alleviate severe food insecurity among the most vulnerable segments of the population."

    The decisions on when, where, and the type of emergency food assistance that will be provided will be based on local needs and context, including assessments of local market conditions to ensure the appropriate interventions are put in place, the spokesperson added.

    On Thursday the U.S. State Department and Canadian government announced increased travel warnings for the country, advising citizens to avoid travel to Haiti due to the civil unrest that broke out onFeb. 7, leavin diplomats and Haitians holed up at home.

    Since Feb. 7, Haiti has been engulfed in violent demonstrations by Haitians angry over the skyrocketing cost of living,double-digit inflation and a government that appears incapable of addressing its concerns. Amid the protests, staged by the opposition, there have been increased calls for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, who in his first address to the nation Thursday since the protests started made it clear he had no intention of stepping down.

    "We have had a lot of transition governments that have produced nothing but catastrophe and disorder, that did not serve the country well, a lot of blood that poured in vain; the state became weaker, the lives of people degraded daily. You want to do the same thing every time?" Moisesaid. "I want you to understand that you and I, our destinies are tied to each other. Open your eyes. I have the determination and courage to continue to work to change your living conditions."

    The speech did not offer any solutions for tackling the economic concerns, including the government's $89.6 million budget deficit, or address the corruption scandal around the Venezuela Petro Caribe discount oil program, which has also brought some people out into the streets. Soon after Moise's speech, both the U.S. State Department and Canada announced the travel warnings, with the State Department also saying it had ordered the evacuation of all non-emergency personnel and their families from the country.

    The aid to Haiti from the United States reflects a cooling of tensions. Trump administration officials had been frustrated with Haiti's absence on the Venezuela issue over the last year, but now that Haiti has adopted the position of the United States in recognizing acting president Juan Guaido over leader Nicolas Maduro, relations have improved, with Haiti's foreign minister making several requests for help in recent weeks.

    In a statement, the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince said Friday that it welcomes the president's call for national dialogue. It noted that the protests had resulted in the deaths of innocent civilians, increased violence and suffering for the Haitian people

    "We encourage all of Haiti's lawfully elected representatives, and all Haitians who seek a peaceful political solution consistent with Haiti's constitution, to engage in an inclusive dialogue —without resorting to violent action. We also encourage the full implementation of sound economic policy measures for the benefit of the Haitian people. Improved and transparent resource management will promote long-term economic growth, improve the investment climate and generate employment opportunities."

    The U.S. also urged the Moise government to redouble itsefforts in fighting corruption and in holding those implicated in the PetroCaribe scandal accountable.

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    (Ordonez, of the McClatchy Washington Bureau, reported fromWashington.)


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    What are the hard working American citizens...the Food Bank for the entire world!!!

    Stop giving these countries OUR money out of OUR wallets!

    We are not going to work every day to feed 2 billion people on the planet!!!



    No money, no aid and no oatmeal!

    Get them on birth control!


    WE HAVE BEEN GIVING THESE PEOPLE BILLIONS FOR DECADES!

    WE HAVE BEEN FEEDING THESE PEOPLE FOR DECADES!

    WE HAVE HAD FUND RAISERS SEVERAL TIMES AND DONATED MONEY!

    IT SOLVES NOTHING!!!

    NO TPS AND START SENDING THEM BACK HOME TOO!

    WE ARE NOT THE ATM MACHINE OR DUMPING GROUND FOR THE OVERBREEDING POOR OF THE ENTIRE PLANET!

    THIS IS OUT OF CONTROL!
    TO BECOME AN AMERICAN YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR VALUES ...NOT YOUR LOCATION

    STAY HOME AND BUILD AMERICA ON YOUR SOIL

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