A lifeline for Haitians devastated by hurricanes

Published on 01 April 2009

Micheline Anosier is feeding porridge to her 18-month-old daughter, Merline. Quite a lot of the gruel has ended up on Merline's face but, judging by her expression, she's enjoying the meal. Around them in the Cantine Populaire a Jubile, other mothers and children are grouped, chatting and eating in the heat of the early afternoon. "I don't know what I'd do without this place," says Micheline. [...] This cantine is one of 21 supplementary feeding centres which opened at the end of last year as a joint programme by the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Action Contre la Faim (ACF) and Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT). The ingredients of the porridge – corn soya blend (CSB), sugar, oil and milk – are provided by WFP.

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