Food crisis pushes them toward starvation
Rory Carroll The number of people seeking help from aid agency feeding centres has tripled. At first sight the business resembles a thriving pottery. In a dusty courtyard women mould clay and water into hundreds of little platters and lay them out to harden under the Caribbean sun. The craftsmanship is rough and the finished products are uneven. But customers do not object. This is Cite Soleil, Haiti's most notorious slum, and these platters are not to hold food. They are food.