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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.

Emergencies, General Food Distribution, Hurricanes, Nutrition
21 December 2012

For many Haitian families who were struggling to recover from a drought and hurricane Isaac, Sandy brought more devastation.



Emergencies
13 November 2012

Kristene used to earn his living by milling flour near the town of Jacmel, but that ended when Hurricane Sandy smashed into Haiti earlier this month. He’s now among over 1.5 million Haitians unable to provide for themselves in the wake of a string natural calamities to hit the island this year.


15 June 2012

On her way to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped off in Haiti to see some of WFP’s projects there. She sent back this blog after seeing how children in several schools are now receiving local milk as part of a truly sustainable project that supports local farmers while ensuring children get the nutrition they need.

Ambassadors & Celebrities, Earthquakes, Purchase for Progress
1 February 2012

Two years after the earthquake, many Haitian schools are serving their children with food grown locally. Knowing they have a buyer, farmers are motivated to produce more food. Knowing they'll get good food, kids are keen to go to school - where they get the nutrition they need, plus an education. It's the virtuous circle at the heart of the strategy by the government and WFP to make Haitians more food secure.

Cash and Vouchers, Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food Prices, Logistics, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
27 January 2012

Haiti has spent two years rebuilding. In testing times, the people of this country have managed to partly erase the scars of the January 2010 earthquake. Above all, Haitians are now seeking stability. They are looking for a permanent roof, jobs, education and enough food to properly feed their families. But as the country is slowly recovering, many Haitians continue to struggle to have enough to eat.
 

School Meals
9 January 2012

Two years after the quake, many Haitian schools are serving their children with food grown locally. Knowing they have a buyer, farmers are motivated to produce more food. Knowing they'll get good food, kids are keen to go to school - where they get the nutrition they need, plus an education. It's the virtuous circle at the heart of the strategy by the government and WFP to make Haitians more food secure.

Nutrition
9 January 2012

When two-year-old Michael started treatment for severe malnutrition, he was so weak that his mother thought he would die. But, with the help of the highly nutritious food products provided by UNICEF and WFP, he's now on the mend. Fighting malnutrition is one of the ways WFP and its partners are helping Haiti move forward two years after the devastating 2010 earthquake.


5 January 2012

The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.

Ambassadors & Celebrities
5 January 2012

Almost two years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, WFP Ambassador Against Hunger George Stroumboulopoulos went to the Caribbean island to see how the nation was faring. WFP's Stephanie Tremblay took the Canadian journalist to a camp near Port au Prince where WFP and its partners are helping to fight malnutrition among some of those made homeless by the disaster.