26 April 2013
We are partnering with the International Organization for Migration, the World Food Program (WFP), the International Lifeline Fund and now we are grateful to the support of the Clinton Foundation that is enabling us to scale up and diversify our operation. (..) The WFP estimates that each school in the program uses an average of 1,000 briquettes per month, so the long-term full scale demand for briquettes is significant. By introducing the briquettes through school feeding programs, we can reach a wide audience and prove the effectiveness of the briquettes through trusted community liaisons. We have so far delivered more than 200,000 briquettes to the WFP, and based on our calculations, that means we have saved an estimated 8,000 trees already.
4 April 2013
A growing number of people in Haiti do not have enough to eat, according to the United Nations relief wing, mostly as a result of drought and the impact of recent tropical storms. “The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today that some 1.5 million people continue to have severe food insecurity in Haiti, mostly as a result of drought and the impact of Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy,” UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey told journalists today in New York. (..) Malnutrition rates in some areas of Haiti have risen since October of last year and food shortages are affecting 7 of the 10 departments in the country, according to information from OCHA. Nearly 82,000 children under 5 years of age are malnourished.
14 January 2013
In 2010, the powerful magnitude 7 quake ripped the country apart, leaving hundreds of thousands dead and infrastructure devastated. (..) "Now, the situation three years after is completely reversed. In 2012 Haiti faced a very big drought and faced Tropical Storm Isaac and Cyclone Sandy. This has completely devastated the agricultural production of Haiti," said Director of the UN World Food Programme in Haiti, Myrta Kaulard. The U.N. says more than 40 percent of Haiti's 2012 harvest was destroyed. Many now face the problem of food shortages.
11 January 2013
Efforts to help Haiti recover from the earthquake that struck the Caribbean country on 12 January 2010 are have positive results although there is still a lot of work to do. That's according to Kathy Calvin, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Nations Foundation who spoke to reporters on Wednesday on the eve of the third anniversary of the earthquake.
23 November 2012
Growing food insecurity in Haiti after Hurricane Sandy risks sparking more social tension, the United Nations Food Agency warned on Thursday, calling for food, farm and transport investment to boost the country's resilience to climate shocks.
19 November 2012
Haitians, who know well the death and despair natural disasters can cause, suffered mightily from Hurricane Sandy. Three weeks after the hurricane’s deluge, Haiti, is facing its biggest blow to reconstruction and slipping deeper into crisis, United Nations and government officials say, with hundreds of thousands of others at risk of hunger or malnutrition.
19 November 2012
Haitians, who know well the death and despair natural disasters can cause, suffered mightily from Hurricane Sandy. Three weeks after the hurricane’s deluge, Haiti, is facing its biggest blow to reconstruction and slipping deeper into crisis, United Nations and government officials say, with hundreds of thousands of others at risk of hunger or malnutrition. (..) Though government officials have blamed unfulfilled aid pledges, international donors blame political uncertainty for the lack of progress. (..) “Donors don’t contribute if there is no government,” said Myrta Kaulard, the country director of the United Nations World Food Program.
15 November 2012
BOGOTA (AlertNet) - Around 1.5 million Haitians are going hungry because devastating floods caused by Hurricane Sandy washed away food crops and harvests and destroyed swathes of agricultural land, the United Nations said on Monday as it appealed for an additional $39 million to fund emergency aid programmes in Haiti.
25 June 2012
The Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced today, the Government of Canada's continued support for the United Nations World Food Programme's (WFP) School Feeding Program in Haiti. "Canada is proud to support the School Feeding Program in Haiti to help prevent hunger and chronic malnutrition," declared Minister Oda. "We know the WFP's school feeding approach has a direct impact on learning capacities and academic performance, which makes this initiative all the more valuable."
14 June 2012
The executive director to the UN World Food Program (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, confirmed the UN agency's commitment to supporting Haiti in finding a solution to their hunger and malnutrition problem, a UN spokesman told reporters here Wednesday. (..) "During her first visit to Haiti, Ms. Cousin met with President Michael Martelly," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said at the daily news briefing. (..) "I appeal to Haiti's friends in the world to continue supporting the government of Haiti and the WFP's efforts to provide sustainable solutions to fight hunger and malnutrition targeted at the most food-insecure and vulnerable populations," said Cousin.
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