Renton: Food Feeds Morale of Haiti Aid Workers

In a place where the provision of food has become an international emergency, humanitarian workers carry on 12-hour days fueled by cuisines ranging from American to local, instant to home-cooked, but always hearty to those partaking. 

More than two months since the deadly Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake, makeshift canteens are serving meals to aid workers and refugees alike. 

Describing scenes from the ground, Alex Renton notes the multinational gathering of soldiers, planners and engineers having burgers, hotdogs and cappuccino at the United Nations logistics base. In an Oxfam-funded canteen, there’s Haitian cuisine served at its best under the circumstances.  

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  • Tarra Quismundo

    Tarra Quismundo joined Devex Manila as a staff writer in October 2009 after more than six years of working as a reporter for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, a nationwide daily, for which she covered major breaking news in politics, military, police and international affairs. Tarra's Devex News coverage focuses on key Asian donors and top aid officials around the globe.

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