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.
9 February 2011
The World Food Program (WFP) has publicly thanked the virtual farmers on the wildly popular Facebook game FarmVille after they raised well over a million in aid for distressed communities in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Over the course of a year, FarmVille developer Zynga has collected over $1.5 million to help rebuild schools destroyed in the disaster.
7 February 2011
A school in Haiti is well on its way to being rebuilt thanks to your contributions in FarmVille. And the evidence is right there in that video above. A World Food Program employee named Stephanie thanks you, the FarmVille farmers, for your contributions to the WFP and the Haitians who suffered the devastating earthquake last year. A year since Zynga's donation events started and over $1.5 million later, one of the schools destroyed in the disaster has now been rebuilt and class is back in session.
12 January 2011
The year 2011 will be integral to the recovery of Haiti from the devastating Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake, Stephanie Tremblay of the World Food Program (WFP) has told Xinhua in a recent interview. Tremblay is a public information officer for the global agency, which works with other branches of the UN as well as non- governmental organizations (NGOs) to provide food and nutrition to individuals in need all over the world, including those facing the effects of disasters, such as in Haiti.
12 January 2011
One year after the Haiti earthquake, much has been achieved by United Nations agencies and its partners to reshape the devastated country, but there is still a massive amount of work ahead, the UN announced here on Tuesday at a joint press conference gathering its agencies tasked for the reconstruction. (..) Apart from housing, food is another major challenge for relief and reconstruction. The World Food Program (WFP), one of the UN agencies, said it had managed to deliver rations to some 4 million Haitians immediately after the earthquake, and now it still maintains food assistance to around 2 million people through its school meal program.
11 January 2011
No one expected Haiti's problems to be solved just one year after a monster earthquake hit the island on January 12, 2010, leveling much of the impoverished nation's capital, Port-au-Prince, and killing more than 250,000. (..)"I think the year later is very different in many, many ways ... and in many positive ways," said Anne Poulsen, a spokesperson for the World Food Programme, one of the organizations that benefited from the more than $58 million raised by MTV's record-setting "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon.
8 January 2011
UN relief agencies on Friday defended their role in the much criticised aid effort after Haiti's devastating earthquake nearly a year ago, saying they had faced "apocalyptic" scenes. (..) The World Food Programme underlined that four million Haitians were receiving food deliveries six weeks after the tremor. WFP spokeswoman Emilia Casella said there was evidence that "a nutritional crisis... was avoided," in the densely populated earthquake-hit areas.
7 January 2011
One year after the earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince, some 4 million Haitian children's basic needs for safe drinking water, healthcare and education services remain unmet, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday. (..) The World Food Programme, the world's largest provider of emergency food assistance, said one year after the earthquake that it has moved beyond the emergency stage to a longer-term food security strategy. WFP said it had been able to provide food to 4 million Haitians within the first six weeks after the earthquake.
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