Erratic rainfall distribution and poor quantity have prevailed so far since mid-August with a negative impact on yield of the second minor maize and rice season. Notably over the northern regions of Haiti, including in areas of Artibonite that is the main rice producing region.
In the last 30 days, south and central parts of the country experienced dry conditions with rainfall peaks of 40% below average in many areas, particularly in the grand Sud (-40%), Sud (-37%) and Sud-Est (-40%). Southern Haiti was hit by an earthquake, followed by Tropical Storm Grace in mid-August that triggered crop damages and left nearly 980, 000 people in food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 or above) in four departments (IPC).
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