Haiti Seeks End to Massive Food, Health Care Aid

The Haitian government wants the outpouring of food and health care aid to the country to stop, CBS News reports. Erin Boyd, a UNICEF nutrition specialist, said he does not agree with cutting down food aid to Haiti but explained to CBS’s Katie Couric why the government is requesting for it.

“When you continue having a lot of food distributions, you lower the price of food so that people can’t trade, and it disrupts markets, basically,” Boyd told Couric, who recently visited the quake-hit country.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.