Haiti http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Haiti Country content en El Niño Exacerbating Hunger as One-Third of Haiti’s Population Face Food Insecurity (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/el-ni%C3%B1o-exacerbating-hunger-one-third-haiti%E2%80%99s-population-face-food-insecurity-media PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme will launch an emergency operation to assist 1 million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. An estimated 3.6 million people, or one-third of Haiti’s population, face food insecurity. This number includes more than 1.5 million who are severely food insecure and do not know where their next meal is coming from, according to an assessment by WFP and the National Coordination for Food Security. In coordination with the National School Meals Programme, WFP delivers daily hot meals to 485,000 schoolchildren in over 1,700 schools in nine of Haiti’s 10 departments until the end of April. Unless new donations are received, the programme will only reach 320,000 children as of May 2016. WFP in Action Climate Change ED - E.Cousin Nutrition School Meals Haiti English Americas Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Video News Release Climate Change Droughts School Meals Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 649459 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Will Assist 1 Million Hungry Haitians Hit By Three-Year Drought http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-will-assist-1-million-hungry-haitians-hit-three-year-drought PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an emergency operation to assist 1 million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Haiti Global Americas Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:59:20 +0000 WFP 649451 at http://www.wfp.org Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/rising-hunger-central-america-and-haiti-el-nino-follows-prolonged-droughtwfp GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) committed today to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks. El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Global Americas Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:54:32 +0000 WFP 649395 at http://www.wfp.org 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.wfp.org/stories/5-facts-about-school-meals-lac In Latin American and the Caribbean nearly 85 million children receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. School meals are often the only regular and nutritious meal a child receives. School Meals Bolivia Colombia Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas School Meals Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:57:04 +0000 WFP 649169 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Haiti receives visit from the US Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-haiti-receives-visit-us-department-agricultures-foreign-agricultural-service-administra On February 18th, 2016, WFP Haiti was pleased to host a visit from the United States Department of Agriculture including Mr. Phil Karsting, the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, as well as clerks of the United States Senate. The United States Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti, Peter F. Mulrean, also attended the visit to the National School of Ganthier, a town right outside of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. School Meals Haiti Local Americas School Meals Wed, 24 Feb 2016 21:26:24 +0000 Anne-Sophie Gerald 649082 at http://www.wfp.org From Field To Table: Follow The Food In Haitian Home-Grown School Meals In 10 Steps http://www.wfp.org/stories/field-table-follow-food-home-grown-school-feeding-10-steps-haiti In Haiti, national production accounts for about 50% of food needs, with the difference covered by imports. WFP aims to set up sustainable mechanisms for the integration of locally produced, seasonally available food into school meal menus. A new WFP Home-Grown School Meals pilot project funded by the government of Brazil was launched in the department of Nippes in October 2015. The municipality of Petite Riviere de Nippes was chosen for its agricultural potential and variety of locally produced products, which allow for the project to buy directly from small farmers. The ultimate goal, more autonomy in Haiti, begins very simply, by investing in local production through local consumption. School Meals Haiti Americas School Meals Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:11:04 +0000 Anne-Sophie Gerald 649066 at http://www.wfp.org Focus On Zero Hunger: El Niño 2016 http://www.wfp.org/videos/focus-zero-hunger-el-ni%C3%B1o-2016 The current El Niño is one of the strongest on record, increasing hunger world wide. In Haiti the number of food insecure has doubled. Papua New Guinea is suffering from record droughts and Ethiopia has registered one of the driest seasons in 50 years. One Future, #ZeroHunger. WFP in Action Ethiopia Haiti English Global Africa Americas Video stories Fri, 12 Feb 2016 13:45:48 +0000 WFP 648983 at http://www.wfp.org El Niño, Drought Blamed as Severe Food Insecurity Doubles in 6 Months in Haiti (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/el-ni%C3%B1o-drought-blamed-severe-food-insecurity-doubles-6-months-haiti-media PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. Some 3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity, among them more than 1.5 million people who are severely food insecure. In coordination with the Government, WFP has been distributing food to about 120,000 Haitians since November in areas worst affected by the drought. In addition, WFP-supported School Meals programmes in Haiti – many in drought-hit areas – provide crucial support to almost 500,000 children by ensuring that they receive at least one meal daily, while at the same time encouraging them to attend school. Climate Change Preventing Hunger Responding to Emergencies School Meals Haiti English Americas Video News Release Climate Change Droughts Emergencies School Meals Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:07:26 +0000 WFP 648969 at http://www.wfp.org “We Bend Like Reeds But Do Not Break” Coping With Drought In Haiti http://www.wfp.org/stories/we-bend-reeds-do-not-break-coping-drought-haiti WFP in Haiti is working with people there as they cope with the effects of a devastating drought, made worse by El Nino. Singing as they work helps this community through the hard labour of soil preservation and land restoration. “Fanm yo, nou se wozo, nou se wozo, se wozo nou ye, yo met boule nou, yo met koupe racin nou, lé la pli a tonbe n’ap boujonnen…”: “Women, we are reeds… they may burn us, they may cut our roots, when the rain falls, we will sprout again…” Haiti Global Americas Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:00:14 +0000 Anne-Sophie Gerald 648967 at http://www.wfp.org El Niño, Drought Blamed As Severe Food Insecurity Doubles In 6 Months In Haiti http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/el-nino-drought-blamed-severe-food-insecurity-doubles-6-months-haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today. Haiti Americas Droughts Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:28:11 +0000 WFP 648963 at http://www.wfp.org