5 October 2011
Torbeck is located in the South of Haiti, about 4 hours away from the capital. Here, in the valley, you might be led to think that everybody is growing rice. This is not far from the truth. Fields are everywhere and rice is one of the main crops grown by local farmers.
5 October 2011
Haitians have not dubbed the country’s North West department the Far West for no reason. The region feels very far away. Driving the 300 km or so that separate the capital from the North West is a little bit like travelling back in time. Along the way, pavement is replaced by bumpy dirt roads, access to electricity becomes scarce or non-existent. Even the houses, usually built with cement blocks are replaced in the most part by mud huts.
29 August 2011
As Haitians brace for the hurricane season, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has prepositioned life-saving supplies in 35 vulnerable locations to provide food assistance to 500,000 people for over a month. WFP is working in close collaboration with the Haitian Government and its partners in the country’s 10 departments to be ready to begin emergency food distributions immediately after the passage of a storm.
5 August 2011
A new project in a region that Haitians call the Far West is helping small farmers produce more food.
27 July 2011
In Carrefour, a busy suburban town located just West of Port-au-Prince, a women’s association is getting neighborhoods ready for rebuilding.
13 July 2011
The World Food Programme is supporting the Haitian Government's efforts to prevent and combat malnutrition.
6 July 2011
A blaze in a crowded Port-au-Prince camp leaves earthquake survivors struggling to get back on their feet.
28 June 2011
African pop duo Amadou and Mariam, who launched their new single Labendela in Rome on Monday, say their new role as Ambassadors Against Hunger for the EU allows them to be “flag-bearers” for the fight against hunger and poverty in countries such as their native Mali.
27 June 2011
23 June 2011
The Malian pop-duo and world music stars, Amadou & Mariam, are the latest celebrity voices to join the fight against global hunger as the new WFP Ambassadors Against Hunger for the European Union. To raise hunger awareness among Europeans, Amadou & Mariam have dedicated a song to the global hunger challenge.
- Haiti: 5 years after earthquake, UN warns progress threatened by poverty, inequality Source: UN News Centre
- Aid workers distribute food in Haiti as nation struggles with drought Source: The Toronto Star
- 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
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