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FILE--An aerial view of eroded and deforested farmland and the mountainside near Mirebalais, Haiti is seen in this July 24, 2002 photo. Haiti is the most deforested country in the Caribbean. Wood and charcoal are principle energy sources for households, bakeries, dry cleaning and other businesses, and with unemployment estimated at 70%, trees are highly sought after commodities. With only 1/3 of its land arable and much of the plains in the hands of the state, Haiti's peasants are driven into the mountains. The erosion resulting from deforestation is estimated to cause the loss of between 6,000 and 15,000 hectares per year. Meanwhile, the lack of government support for small farmers, Haiti's agricultural production contracted by over 5% last year, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. (AP Photo/ Daniel Morel)

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A young girl carries water in the impoverished neighborhood of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Friday, August 30, 2002. Most Haitian children spend a majority of their time getting water for their families since the majority of Haitians do not have access to water. (AP Photo/ Daniel Morel)
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