29 April 2010
About three hours north of Port-au-Prince, the Artibonite Valley is the center of Haiti's rice production. This season, farmer Charles Surfoad is storing his rice rather than selling it.(..)Etienne Labonde, head of WFP's program in Haiti, says, as of March, food aid did not cause major disruptions in Haiti's economy. "Maybe it's an impression, but it's not the facts at the moment," he says.
29 April 2010
The International humanitarian community which sends aid to Haiti through Dominican Republic’s corridor will have to pay the storage and transport costs in ports and airports starting in May.(..)In a statement WFP Dominican Republic coordinator Peter Casier said Haiti’s ports and airports have been restored, which facilitates the direct arrival of aid to that country.
28 April 2010
A team of media-development experts that has been working with radio stations in earthquake-damaged Haiti to provide critical information to people in need is, in the process, fundamentally improving the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to officials from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.(..)When the U.N. WFP set up a voucher system to distribute rice and other staples, Internews explained what the vouchers were, how and where to get them, who was eligible, and so on. Once vouchers began circulating, Internews reported on what was working and what wasn’t.
26 April 2010
You name it, Camp Corail has got it. And Camp Obama does not. The organized relocation camp at Corail-Cesselesse has thousands of spacious, hurricane-resistant tents on groomed, graded mountain soil. The settlement three miles (four kilometers) down the road — named after the U.S. president in hopes of getting attention from foreigners — has leaky plastic tarps and wooden sticks pitched on a muddy slope. Corail has a stocked U.N. WFP warehouse for its 3,000-and-counting residents; the more than 8,500 at Camp Obama are desperate for food and water.
22 April 2010
In the weeks after the earthquake struck in Haiti, the UN WFP rushed in emergency rations such as high energy biscuits and ready-to-eat meals. Over time, the food aid has shifted toward programs that not only fight hunger, but help to rebuild the country. These are Cash and Food for Work projects for Haitians. The WFood Programme uses a 60 percent cash and 40 percent food incentive for Haitian workers to do reconstruction projects. The food ration is enough for a family of five.
22 April 2010
The meal doesn't look like much, rice, a few vegetables and a little bit of meat, but for the Haitian school children who receive it for free, it is reason enough to come to class.(..)"It's difficult to convince parents to send their children to school. They are scared that there will be another earthquake and the school will be destroyed," said Alejandro Chicheri, a spokesman for the World Food Programme.
21 April 2010
Tucked into the hills that rise above central Port-au-Prince lies Bourdon Valley, an enclave of beautiful, verdant forest flanked by the eastern suburbs of Delmas and Canape Vert. With its thick mango groves and gently winding river, it's easy to see why one would make this home. But the small, basic concrete houses that once lined the Valley walls now lie in ruin, replaced by the blue and white tarp shelters that now blanket so much of Port-au-Prince's landscape.(..)The World Food Programme will provide early food distributions and International Medical Corps will operate a medical facility.
20 April 2010
This blog chronicles the travels of photographer/ writer, Bradley Rae, whose objective is to raise awareness of humanitarian crises around the globe. He has worked with Doctors Without Borders in Papua New Guinea (during a cholera epidemic), and has just recently returned from Haiti. Next on the agenda is Ethiopia, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.(..)Anti UN graffiti is written on walls, as well are pleas for help to the outside world. And behind closed doors, tireless meetings continue in the UN and its subdivisions (ie World Food Program and World Health Organization) with NGOs and media packing the rooms in attendance.
20 April 2010
A United Nations World Food Program (WFP) helicopter lands in Parques, a remote town south from Leogane, Haiti, to distribute food on April 14, 2010. About 300 families from Port-au-Prince fled in the poor village after the January 12 quake, but locals are lacking food to feed about 8,000 people.
20 April 2010
The televised images of weeping Haitian children searching for their parents jolted celebrity chef Cat Cora. She joined actor George Clooney’s early fundraising drive, and within weeks of the quake she helped the United Nations’ World Food Programme launch “One Million in 1 Month for Haiti,” which aimed to raise $1 million in 30 days for Haiti’s earthquake victims.
- Canadian Development Minister Paradis visits Haiti To Assess Progress And Challenges Source: Foreign Affairs
- Feeding Haiti: A new menu Source: The Economist
- Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis - WFP Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
- Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis – WFP Source: Reuters
- UN Seeks $17 Million to Address Haitian Food Crisis Source: Bloomberg
- 7 February 2014 Swiss Ambassador to Haiti Visits WFP Cash for Assets Project
- 16 January 2014 Haiti School Meals: Feeding Futures and Nourishing Minds
- 28 November 2013 Haiti: UNASUR Pledges an Extra $250.000 for School Feeding
- 26 September 2013 Hungry Planet: Episode 30