is estimated that more than 2,200 people have died after an earthquake struck Haiti, an island country in the Caribbean in the middle of last month.
While the country is facing difficulties, 300,000 people are in urgent need of food aid right now.
The head of the UN World Food Program, who oversees local relief activities, was interviewed exclusively by reporter Kim Hye-young.
26th day of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
At least 2,200 people were killed, 12,000 were injured and more than 130,000 homes were damaged.
There are 1.2 million people groaning from the damage, which is about 10% of the total population of Haiti.
[Mimosa/Haiti victims: Children cry for water and food.
I live here because there is no place to stay except in a temporary tent.]
Frost Haiti, the deputy head of the United Nations World Food Programme, who oversees relief activities, told SBS in an interview with the terrible news from the field.
The most pressing need is food, with 300,000 people suffering from hunger.
Security has worsened since the assassination of the president two months ago, making it difficult to transport relief supplies.
[Frost/WFP Deputy Head of Haiti: (Some roads) were controlled by armed groups and we could not pass.
More than 800 tonnes of food were transported (via police escorted trucks).
Helicopter transported 20 tons of (medical) cargo.
Sea transportation was also carried out by barges and boats a lot.] The
UN believes that $187 million is needed immediately for food, drinking water, shelter supply, and emergency medical care.
The Korean government, which promised $1 million in aid to Haiti relief, decided to donate $500,000 of this to the UN World Food Programme.
[Frost/WFP Deputy Director of Haiti: I am deeply grateful for the generous support of the Korean government (promised to donate $500,000).
With this amount of money, we will be able to provide jobs for 7,000 to 8,000 people.]
Continuing support from the international community for this disaster that occurred while the damage from the devastating earthquake 11 years ago that took 250,000 lives has not been fully restored. This is desperate.
(Video coverage: Lee Yong-ho, video editing: Jeong Seong-hoon, CG: Lee Jong-jeong)Keywords: