On the road: Haiti

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Welcome to On The Road Haiti! In this two-part series, Jim Farrell shows us what it’s like to be poor in Port-au-Prince, a city where everything seems dirty, including the food and water. We see what must be some of the worst roads on earth. As Jim explains these constitute a major challenges for WFP as it works to fight hunger on this impoverished island state.

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1. A ray of hope in the garbage

8 Sep 2009 | 9 Comments

2. On the road? What road?

16 Sep 2009
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Jim Farrell

Public Information Officer in Haiti

A 20-year career in Canadian journalism was marked by extensive war coverage and too many disasters. Early retirement in 2008 ended that, at which point Jim moved to learn the language so he could work with international aid organizations.

A ray of hope in the garbage

Jim shows us the squalor in which Port-au-Prince residents try to eke out an existence. We meet a young mother who cannot even clothe, let alone feed, many of her children. And finally we see how WFP school meals projects are helping to save at least some of Haiti’s children from malnutrition.

On the road? What road?

For WFP, transporting food aid across Haiti is often a huge challenge. Some of the roads would turn the stomachs of the even the hardiest truckers. And as Jim explains, when the storm season starts, it will only get worse. Sadly, while everyone knows this, there’s little being done to improve the situation.

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It's important that this message of hope and recovery is more diffuse in the Media. 

People need to know the multiplier effect that food donation has in places that suffered a huge disaster like Haiti. I think that this 'getting together' can be also a channel to do more community work. In this video we are seeing how this women are working collectively to feed this children, this experience can be also copied in other recovery activities like house building and school reconstructions.

 

I have a small question : Is the WFP establishing the 'food for work' strategy in Haiti? 

 

Thanks. And great work WFP.

 

Jim shows us the squalor in which Port-au-Prince residents try to eke out an existence. We meet a young mother who cannot even clothe, let alone feed, many of her children. And finally we see how WFP school meals projects are helping to save at least some of Haiti’s children from malnutrition.

Its amazing!

Very nice! I like it! I agree with the comment that tha problem of garbage is very famous nowadays and a lot of people spare many attention on this topic!

Beautiful. Excellent production.

I hope that the attempt to improve the quality of live in Haiti succeeds, and that this may be an example for the rest of the world.

The problem of garbage is very topical nowadays. Every day we can hear about the environmental protection and the problems connected with it. One of them is too much waste: garden, household and others. Thesa are people theirselves who make the situation difficult but the majority of us doesn't want to realize it. We don't think about future generations and the world they'll live in.

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation together with WFP and the community stakeholder should come together and identify land were this garbages will be deposited to reduce the garbages in the streets and markets palces.

Secondly WFP ahould organize the youths to actively participate on the disposal of the weast

I can able to develop a west management plan on who to get dispose of the garbage in the city.
I am presently working for Africare Sierra Leone and will like to volunteer through UNV to help clean the city.

EVERYBODY LOOK HERE TO LEARN HOW TO HELP END WORLD HUNGER! Go to freerice.com and play the game. All you have to do is determine what a bunch of words mean and its actually FUN! Every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice gets donated to hungry nations. Imagine what we can do. So go now and play the game! Doesnt sound that hard does it? Thats cause' its not. LETS HELP WORLD HUNGER AND SHOW THE WORLD WHAT WE CAN DO!!!!!!

Well, I want to help for hunger. How do i do?

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