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Procurement
13 December 2013

An increasing amount of the food used in WFP's food assistance operations in Haiti is bought from local farmers. It's a way of supporting the Haitian economy, while reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. WFP's calls for competitive bids go out to Haitian farmer organizations and end up benefiting farmers such as Serge Milius, who heads a smallholder farmer association in Fonds-Verettes. The most recent call, last November, was for 1,750 metric tons of rice for school meals.

HIV/AIDS
29 November 2013

Many people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are not able to get enough to eat. Health complications mean that many lose their jobs and their livelihoods are threatened. In Haiti, WFP plays a crucial role in protecting patients being treated for HIV/AIDS and their families by ensuring that the food they receive contributes to their health, safety and dignity.  

Focus on Women, Nutrition
17 October 2013

ROME/PORT-AU-PRINCE – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.

Livelihoods, National Capacity, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
9 October 2013

The World Food Programme (WFP), the Cooperative For American Relief EveryWhere (CARE) and Action Contre la Faim (ACF) have launched a new food safety net and nutrition program funded by USAID. 'Kore Lavi' will cover 23 provinces across 5 regions in Haiti over the next four years and aims to support the Haitian government to improve access to locally produced food for the most vulnerable families in Haiti.

Climate Change, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Hurricanes, Nutrition
1 August 2013

The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

Refugees and IDPs
27 June 2013

ROME/VATICAN CITY – His Holiness Pope Francis this morning granted a private audience to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  The meeting took place immediately upon Cousin’s return from Syria and following her recent visit to Israel and Palestine.

Droughts, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, School Meals
16 April 2013

The impact of three consecutive natural disasters in 2012 left some 1.5 million Haitians classified as “severely food insecure,” according to Government’s figures. Meanwhile a prolonged drought in the first quarter of 2013 is worsening their situation. WFP is currently distributing take home rations at schools and nutrition health centers, but with dwindling resources, it can only reach 200,000 out of the 400,000 Haitians in need.

 

Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, Hurricanes, NGOs, Nutrition
9 January 2013

Nutritional assistance provided to people still struggling to rebuild their lives three years after the earthquake helps mothers raise healthy children.

Nutrition, School Meals
9 January 2013

In Haiti, the World Food Programme provides meals daily to 685,000 children in the country’s schools. The meals help children learn better and encourages them to come to school everyday. In La Saline, like in many other places in Haiti, the school meals programme also provides the guarantee that children get at least a meal a day.


4 January 2013

WFP’s Marcela Ossandon was recently in Haiti to see how people were coping in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. While there, she met three Haitians who seemed to sum up the determination and resilience of a nation struggling to build a better future for itself. In this article she describes these people and WFP’s role in helping.