In Haiti, the toll of human suffering is unimaginable. Millions of homeless, exhausted and scared families continue to live in total uncertainty, desperate for food, water and critical aid after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked this impoverished island nation in August, leaving over 2,200 dead and thousands more injured.
In Haiti, 4-year-old Roberson has lived with the pain of hunger every day of his young life. The few spoonfuls of boiled leaves and watery broth is not enough to fill the constant ache in his empty belly. But it is all his mother had to give.
Lacking food for her children is a constant source of sorrow for Wideline, who tries the best she can to survive from one day to the next. “I can’t feed my babies,” Wideline said. “I want to cry all the time.”
In Haiti, Genèse struggles to feed her two little ones. The family suffers for days without even a cup of rice. She feels a loving mother’s anguish at watching Antonio, 5, and Kenley, 15 months, plead for something to eat.
Children like Sephora need proper nutrition to grow up healthy. Living in destitute poverty means the future is uncertain, especially in Haiti, where conditions grow more desperate each day and the need for depleting resources continues to rise.