12 April 2010
The morning I met Nadine in her new "home" in a former park in the middle of the Peacutetionville neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, it had been raining -- the first rain since the earthquake.(..)Following the assessment, the Women's Refugee Commission and the World Food Programme are urging the humanitarian community to adopt a three-phase cooking fuel strategy for three distinct types of affected populations in Haiti(..)
9 April 2010
Nearly three months after the devastating Haiti earthquake, the world development community is looking for ways to feed a nation that struggled to feed itself even before the disaster struck. The UN WFP, the organization essential to feeding so many in Haiti during the initial emergency response period, is currently negotiating the shift towards creating longer term food security in the country in close partnership with the Haitian government. WFP plans on feeding 2.1 million Haitians per month in the near future, and the situation is being complicated by the imminent hurricane season, which could undo progress that has already been made on the ground.
8 April 2010
It's almost three months since the devastating Haiti earthquake, but the huge challenge of reconstruction is only just beginning.(..)Once unloaded, the ship distributed food for the United Nations World Food Programme - first to Gonaives in the north and then to Anse a Veau, which had been cut off by landslide and floods.
8 April 2010
The UN will move 8,000 Haitians out of a makeshift camp to a new site almost three months after a huge quake ravaged the country, officials said Wednesday, but many more remain at risk as the rainy season approaches.(..)The World Food Program is also planning to distribute seed kits so that those left destitute by the quake can plant some vegetable plots.
7 April 2010
Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line, has announced that it will provide free ocean freight for 147 containers (3,525 metric tons) of rice donated by the Government of Thailand to Haiti through the World Food Programme.
6 April 2010
After six days of waiting at Haiti's border, Mario Polanco was losing patience with the red tape holding up his truck full of earthquake relief supplies. Polanco drove the equipment for the International Committee of the Red Cross 11 hours from a port in the Dominican Republic, only to have the Haitian customs agent find one problem after another with his paperwork.(..)Several WFP trucks have been delayed by a requirement imposed this week for all paperwork to be scanned and sent via e-mail from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, according to Elder Reyes, a WFP logistics specialist.
31 March 2010
Today in New York, donors will be asked to provide $11.5 billion to help Haiti recover from the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. Since the U.S. government has already provided more than $700 million in assistance - a number that will likely rise - some might ask: Why should we give more?(..)Food is being distributed in massive quantities; the World Food Program estimates it has reached more than 4 million people since Jan. 12.
31 March 2010
Even before the January earthquake, international aid agencies played a huge role in Haiti. But the United Nations and some relief organizations say that's one of the reasons Haiti remains so entrenched in poverty.(..)The largest aid agency operating in Haiti is the United Nations. U.N. bulldozers are clearing fields to make camps for people to live in. The World Food Program distributes food.
31 March 2010
United Nations aid agencies are urging the international community not to forget Haiti's humanitarian needs, while shifting focus to the overwhelming need to rebuild that earthquake-shattered country.(..)The World Food Program agrees that support for humanitarian programs must run parallel to reconstruction aid. Spokeswoman Emilia Casella says the organization is starting to move from the emergency phase to a longer-term food security strategy.
30 March 2010
Near the centre of Jacmel, just a few hundred metres off the main street Baranguilla Ave., more than 5,000 people live in Pinchinat, the city’s former soccer field and now its largest tent city. It started to take shape two days after the quake when the poorest of the poor who survived built makeshift shelters out of whatever they could scrounge from the remains of their homes and what they could find on the street.(..)The World Food Program brings food; Unicef water; and a medical clinic was established.
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