Haiti grapples with food insecurity and political corruption in aftermath of 7.2 magnitude quake

Camp Perrin residents receive food from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Camp Perrin near Les Cayes, after the earthquake that took place on August 14, in Haiti. August 19, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Romero.

 Aftershocks are still rocking Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake. To date, more than 2200 people are dead, thousands are injured, and tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed. Reaching victims has been difficult, due in part to a tropical storm delaying search-and-rescue parties this week and gangs that have overtaken major roads.