Haiti http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Haiti Country content en 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 Devastating EL Nino Increasing Hunger Worldwide (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/devastating-el-nino-increasing-hunger-worldwide-media The current El Niño, which began in early 2015, has at least matched the strongest on record, affecting the food security of a vast number of vulnerable people around the globe.  The current El Niño is comparable to that of 1997/98, which killed some 23,000 people, displaced hundreds of thousands, and resulted in some $45 billion in damages. WFP could be stretched operationally and financially during 2016 as the impact of El Niño translates into increased food-assistance needs across most areas of operations. This highlights the necessity of increased investment in disaster-risk reduction, early warning, climate-change adaptation and resilience building. WFP is responding with such measures as: prepositioning stocks of food, for example in cyclone-prone Madagascar and in Haiti, where earthquakes and drought wreak havoc; planning water deliveries in Lesotho where shortages are being felt; distributing high-energy biscuits as emergency food to flood victims in Somalia. Climate Change ED - E.Cousin Responding to Emergencies Ethiopia Haiti English Africa Americas Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Video News Release Climate Change Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:24:37 +0000 WFP 648925 at http://www.wfp.org 5 Ways WFP Is Preparing In Case Of Emergency In Haiti http://www.wfp.org/stories/5-ways-wfp-preparing-case-emergency-haiti On 12 January 2010, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of unprecedented magnitude that ravaged the capital city Port-au-Prince. Over 200,000 people died, and almost a quarter of the country’s population was displaced. Haiti Global Americas Tue, 12 Jan 2016 09:58:48 +0000 Lorene Didier 648786 at http://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/see-how-we-orangetheworld-pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at http://www.wfp.org Celebrating UN70: WFP's Emergency Operations Through The Years http://www.wfp.org/stories/celebrating-un70-wfp-emergency-operations-through-years The United Nations turns 70 on 24 October 2015. Join us in celebrating by travelling back in time to some of WFP’s most significant emergency operations over the last 30 years. Guinea Haiti Indonesia Iraq Liberia Pakistan Sierra Leone South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Global Africa Asia Middle East Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:16:49 +0000 Leighla Bowers 648194 at http://www.wfp.org The Absence of Rain Creates Worry in Haiti http://www.wfp.org/stories/absence-rain-creates-worry-haiti In the town of Grand Boulage, in the commune of Thomazeau, an hour by car outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s bustling capital city, life slows down considerably. Here, people depend on agriculture to support their families, and the days are measured by the hours of scorching sunlight hitting the small town nestled high up in the mountains. The constant presence of the sun, or rather, the absence of rain, has been a constant worry on people’s minds here, as the severe drought in Haiti has caused many farmers to lose a significant part of the harvest they depend on to feed their families. Climate Change Haiti Americas Droughts Tue, 20 Oct 2015 14:24:05 +0000 Anne-Sophie Gerald 648189 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 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