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In Nunavut, a daily struggle for sustenance

01/24/2015 11:30 AM 0

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Israel Mablick opens the door of his refrigerator and takes stock of its meagre offerings.

"This is all we have for food," he says, gesturing to the mostly empty shelves.

There is a small pot of leftover seal meat ......

Israel Mablick, an Inuk father of five who can't afford food to feed his family, is seen at his home in Iqaluit, Nunavut on December 8, 2014. The federal government's $60-million food subsidy, Nutrition North, is only the latest of the proposed solutions that has stumbled under mismanagement and the enormity of the hunger problem. Whether a solution can be found is anyone's guess. After all, food shortages are nothing new to the Inuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Show/Hide caption

Israel Mablick, an Inuk father of five who can't afford food to feed his family, is seen at his home in Iqaluit, Nunavut on December 8, 2014. The federal government's $60-million food subsidy, Nutrition North, is only the latest of the proposed solutions that has stumbled under mismanagement and the enormity of the hunger problem. Whether a solution can be found is anyone's guess. After all, food shortages are nothing new to the Inuit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

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