Monday, November 22, 2004
A United Nations report says Haiti appears to be headed toward another decade of decline, but experts from around the world are formulating a plan to alleviate poverty in the next ten years.
The report is titled "A Common Vision of Sustainable Development", and projects disturbing downward trends" over the next decade. Haitis interim leader Gerard Latortue, whose administration worked with the UN to compile the report, said the report sets off "alarm bells".
The report showed that 76% of Haitians live on less than $2 per day, while 55% live on less than $1 per day.
Haiti ranks with Afghanistan and Somalia as one of three countries in the world with the worst daily caloric deficit per inhabitant.