October 3, 2023
Contact: Maggie Probert 314-630-2119
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
Meds & Food for Kids applauds the United Nations' decision to approve a security force to help Haiti restore order and peace throughout the country with the full expectation that this is for the benefit of Haitians both now and into the future.
For more than 20 years Haitians have managed the Meds & Food for Kids factory in Cap-Haitien manufacturing and distributing life-saving therapeutic treatments for severely malnourished children and women. The therapeutic foods have treated nearly 900,000 people in 18 countries, including Haiti.
Remenson Tenor, Director of Manufacturing and Factory Operations said, “The increased gang violence in Haiti over the last couple of years, has made me wonder if this is the country I grew up in. I don't even recognize this country anymore. We need all the help possible to end the violence. A foreign intervention might be the solution, but it must be different from before. This time it must include civil society and benefit everyone. The people must be part of the solution," Tenor remarked.
Chris Greene, Meds and Foods for Kids’ CEO, stated, "We look forward to seeing meaningful action that strengthens Haiti for all the people, both now and into the future.” Greene added that “Meds & Food for Kids looks forward to working with Kenya, other UN members and all parties to meet the urgent needs of the Haitian people so that children and families once again flourish in Haiti.”
“We know the resilience and determination of the Haitian people. Our Haitian team wants peace in their communities, and we stand with them,” Greene added. "We pledge to support efforts to restore peace to the Pearl of the Antilles."