Hunger in the news

14 December 2011

Aid agencies working in Haiti need to do a better job of talking and listening to the people they are trying to help in order to boost relief efforts and dissipate tensions, experts say. (..) In response, the WFP decided that the best way to improve its food distribution and food-voucher system was to ensure people understood how it worked.

11 October 2011

With his ribs showing and his skin practically hanging off him, Pierre Wisny is painfully thin. (..) The new paste will use Nutriset's recipe, which meets the requirements of major agencies such as the World Food Programme and UNICEF. Each serving must come in an individual 500-calorie pack and have a shelf life of two years.

3 October 2011

The President Michel Martelly, the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training, the UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP), will proceed to the official opening of the new school year, This Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:30 [Haiti time] at the National School of Tabarre, [located in Tabarre 27, after carrefour Fleuriot].

3 October 2011

Education is President Michel Martelly's highest priority. (..) At the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are renewing their commitment to support the country's efforts in the field of education.

9 June 2011

Haitians cleaned up homes and streets Wednesday as rains let up and rivers receded following an early summer storm that caused flooding, wrecked homes and killed more than two dozen people. (..)Temporary shelters in Thomazeau, a town northwest of the capital, continued to receive people as the United Nations’ World Food Program handed out food rations.

2 May 2011

Marie Bolivar, a gray-haired woman with a raspy voice, crushes peanuts into paste for sandwiches which she sells by the roadside for 12 cents apiece. These days the paste is thinner, because the price of peanuts has jumped by 80 percent. (..) "Haitians have less room to increase their expenditures on their food," said Myrta Kaulard, Haiti's country director for the U.N. World Food Program. "This is a serious concern."

21 April 2011

Former President Bill Clinton was in Haiti last week as part of his ongoing efforts to help the earthquake-devastated country rebuild. Stephanie Tremblay, a UN World Food Programme (WFP) officer, interviewed him about the vital role of school feeding in the reconstruction process.

21 April 2011

Michel Martelly is visiting Washington for a three-day visit with a busy schedule. Here in detail, his first day of work.(..)I also spent 10 minutes with a representative of the World Food Program We discussed the problems of the food crisis which may hit Haiti, as well as the rising prices of food products [...] we discussed some assistance that it could give us, in the case where Haiti would be hit by a crisis of this type.

11 March 2011

What do we envision for Haiti within five to ten years? We envision every Haitian child attending school and receiving a daily meal there. We want a national school feeding program in Haiti. (..) The Haitian government and aid agencies are hard at work on this school feeding challenge. Right now, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is feeding 1.1 million Haitian children with school meals.

25 February 2011

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) kicked off a project in which small Haitian dairy farmers, by combining forces, can provide milk for the country's school feeding program. WFP's David Orr recently reported on the story of Jean Claude Belizaire, a dairy farmer with 10 cows outside Port-au-Prince.