Haiti: Jesuit declaration exposes the full misery

A group of Jesuits working in Haiti has published a declaration condemning the humanitarian crisis related to food shortages in the country. The declaration, issued on 12 April, urges Haitians to continue raising their voices and crying out against the prevailing injustices that rattle the country. Rising food prices is only one problem, one that means that many go hungry. Poverty, insecurity, mismanagement and the inability of successive governments to address society’s problems are among the other reasons for the widespread violence, misery and desperation in Haitian society. Add to this the “irresponsibility of the international community […] which has not kept its promises to Haiti and cynically looks on while Haitian society slips into hell”.