Drought threatens population in the northwest of Haiti – Yahoo News

Only cactus grows along the dirt road fringing arid fields on the way to the isolated village of Bas des Moustiques, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix in Haiti.

A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops in Haiti’s poorest region, and left people struggling to survive.

Julia Sodietra, 41, has lost hope as she fights a losing battle to provide for her large family.

“When I want to buy some food, people refuse and insult me because I have not been able to pay my debts,” said Sodietra, the mother of 11.

“I can’t pay school fees anymore for my children,” she added. “Even buying clothes and shoes is impossible for me. What I am going to say is horrible, but I would rather not have my children.” via – Yahoo News.

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