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General Food Distribution
24 October 2010

In response to the outbreak of cholera in central regions of Haiti, WFP has begun distribution of ready-to-eat meals and High Energy Biscuits at hospitals in Saint-Marc, Mirebalais and Lascahobas. This food should ensure hospital staff and patients have access to safe food that does not require water for its preparation.

Capacity Building, Earthquakes, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, Logistics, Nutrition
6 July 2010

Six months have passed since the catastrophic January 12 earthquake in Haiti. At the peak of its emergency operation, WFP reached some 4.5 million people with food aid. But now it’s shifting gears, from disaster relief to a long-term strategy using food assistance to fuel the recovery.

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Logistics
15 June 2010

Brienne Charles and her neighbours lost their homes when the January earthquake ripped through their remote mountain village. Now they’re getting new ones thanks to a Chilean NGO and WFP’s knack for reaching people in even the hardest-to-reach locations. Watch the clip

Earthquakes, Food for Assets
9 June 2010

As Haiti raises itself from the rubble of the January earthquake, WFP is helping survivors start again by giving them cash and food in return for work to rebuild the country. Johnny, who lost his family, and Florence, who dreams of starting a business, are among those reclaiming their lives. Watch the clip

Food for Assets, Purchase for Progress
8 June 2010

WFP’s “operational prowess” and weighty “procurement footprint” – almost a billion dollars spent buying food last year – position it to lead the way in creating food systems that over time will eliminate the need for humanitarian food aid, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah said on Monday.

Earthquakes, Focus on Women, General Food Distribution, Nutrition
24 May 2010

Janette Andres lives in Cité Soleil, one of Haiti’s biggest and poorest slums. Her husband was killed in the January earthquake, leaving her to fend for herself and their four children. While Janette looks for a way to support them, WFP is helping her protect her family from malnutrition.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
12 May 2010

WFP’s new Ambassador Against Hunger Christina Aguilera visited two schools in quake-stricken Haiti on Tuesday to meet the children receiving food aid through WFP school meals programmes. Singing Happy Birthday to a class in Leogane, she also voiced her hope for a Haitian rebirth.

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food for Assets
12 May 2010

Residents from rural Monnonville face a daunting task in rebuilding after the earthquake, which caused severe damage to their homes and farms. WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran saw first hand how food aid can be used to help get the job done.

Earthquakes, School Meals
11 May 2010

Brightly coloured school uniforms are reappearing on the streets of Haiti as more and more children return to class after the January earthquake. For many of the kids, school is not just a place to learn but also the source of a precious, nutritious meal.

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food for Assets
19 April 2010

Ilija, 39, knows he’s lucky. When the earthquake struck, destroying his home in Port-au-Prince and killing four of his housemates, he was out looking for work. Like many survivors, he has left the capital for Haiti's relatively untouched north, where he is rebuilding his life.