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24 March 2014

Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation’s poorest people cope with a severe drought, an official with a United Nations agency said Thursday. The World Food Program on Wednesday began handing out cereal, vegetable oil and iodized salt to 10,000 people in towns in the northwestern peninsula of Haiti, WFP program chief Antoine Renard said.


30 August 2013

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been madeand what development challenges remain.


25 June 2013

There are some hopeful signs: in May the UN forecast that this year’s rice harvest would be nearly a quarter higher than last year, when the crop was damaged by hurricanes Isaac and Sandy, and slightly higher than the trend over the previous five years. (..) But ramping up domestic production will take time.


19 June 2013

An estimated 1.5 million Haitians face hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices, as the Caribbean nation continues to reel from a series of natural disasters, says the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP). (..) “We are very concerned that 1.5 million people in Haiti face severe food insecurity, which means they need food assistance and don’t have all the food they need for a full and active life,” Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, WFP’s senior spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean, told Thomson Reuters Foundation. “Another 6.7 million people are struggling to meet their own food needs on a regular basis. Our main concern is children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.”


18 June 2013

An estimated 1.5 million Haitians face hunger because of poor harvests and rising food prices, as the Caribbean nation continues to reel from a series of natural disasters, says the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP). (…)“We are very concerned that 1.5 million people in Haiti face severe food insecurity, which means they need food assistance and don’t have all the food they need for a full and active life,” Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, WFP’s senior spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean, told Thomson Reuters Foundation.
 


13 June 2013

About 1.5 million Haitians face severe hunger following extreme weather conditions and depleted harvests in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country, the United Nations’ World Food Programme said.


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.