Haiti https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Haiti Country content en WFP Ramps Up Assistance To Islands Of The Caribbean Battered By Hurricane Irma https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-ramps-assistance-islands-caribbean-battered-hurricane-irma ROME – WFP has launched a range of operations in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean. These assistance activities are being mounted in support of national governments, regional organizations, disaster agencies and humanitarian actors across the region. Cuba Haiti Americas Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:19:17 +0000 WFP 651428 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Gets Ready To Respond To “Extremely Dangerous” Hurricane Irma In The Caribbean https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-gets-ready-respond-extremely-dangerous-hurricane-irma-caribbean PORT AU PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing to provide emergency assistance to the people of Haiti should the country be hit by Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms ever recorded. The Category 5 storm, described as “extremely dangerous” by the United States’ National Hurricane Centre, was due to pass over the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday. It could make landfall in the US state of Florida at the weekend. Haiti Americas Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:18:44 +0000 WFP 651415 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Launches ShareTheMeal Campaign To Raise 150,000 Meals For Children In Haiti To Mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-launches-sharethemeal-campaign-raise-150000-meals-children-haiti-mark-canadas CANADA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched the #ASK1TOASK1 campaign, asking all Canadians to join the challenge to raise 150,000 meals for children in Haiti through the ShareTheMeal app to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.  School Meals Haiti Americas School Meals Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:55:36 +0000 WFP 651241 at https://www.wfp.org Haiti: Community Radio Stations Back On The Airwaves In Hurricane-Affected Areas https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/haiti-community-radio-stations-back-airwaves-hurricane-affected-areas HAITI - When Hurricane Matthew ripped through Haiti in October 2016, many communities struggled to recover amid torrential rains, blocked routes and the interruption of radio stations and telephone networks. In addition to humanitarian assistance, people were desperate for something else: access to accurate, useful information. The World Food Programme (WFP) and media development organisation Internews are restoring four community radio stations damaged by Hurricane Matthew, improving their ability to transmit localised humanitarian messages and enabling Haitians to receive critical updates and engage in the recovery of their communities. Haiti Americas Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:14:50 +0000 WFP 651000 at https://www.wfp.org Haiti: New Assessment Shows Food Insecurity Halved In The Areas Affected By Hurricane Matthew https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/haiti-new-assessment-shows-food-insecurity-halved-areas-affected-hurricane-matthew PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows. Responding to Emergencies Haiti Global Americas Emergencies Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:06:23 +0000 WFP 650799 at https://www.wfp.org One Month On From Hurricane Matthew, WFP Has Fed Nearly 400,000 Haitians https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/one-month-hurricane-matthew-wfp-has-fed-nearly-400000-haitians PORT-AU-PRINCE – A month after Hurricane Matthew made devastating landfall in Haiti, claiming many lives and destroying livelihoods and infrastructure, the World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed food assistance to almost 400,000 people as part of its continuing support to the Government’s recovery efforts. Responding to Emergencies Haiti Global Americas Emergencies Fri, 04 Nov 2016 10:16:49 +0000 WFP 650569 at https://www.wfp.org Food Security Of 800,000 Haitians Seriously Threatened After Hurricane https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/food-security-800000-haitians-seriously-threatened-after-passage-hurricane-matthew PORT-AU-PRINCE – Some 1,4 million Haitians require food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought widespread devastation on supplies and crops across large swaths of the island nation. More than half – 800,000 people – are in dire need of immediate food aid, according to an emergency field assessment. Haiti Global Americas Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:57:26 +0000 WFP 650532 at https://www.wfp.org Some 1,4 Million Haitians Require Food Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/some-14-million-haitians-require-food-assistance-wake-hurricane-matthew-media Some 1,4 million Haitians require food assistance in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which wrought widespread devastation on supplies and crops across large swaths of the island nation. More than half – 800,000 people – are in dire need of immediate food aid, according to an emergency field assessment. The humanitarian community in Haiti urgently needs $56 million to meet the food assistance needs of people affected by Hurricane Matthew over the next three months. Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas, home to almost 11 million people, many living in fragile housing. This year, the vulnerability of the population is higher, as three years of drought have pushed people further into poverty and hunger. A total of 3.6 million Haitians are food insecure – 1.5 million severely so.    WFP in Action Climate Change Logistics Responding to Emergencies Haiti English Americas Video News Release Climate Change Urban Food Insecurity General Food Distribution Hurricanes Logistics Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 650553 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Delivering Food Assistance To Survivors Of Hurricane Matthew In Haiti https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-delivering-food-assistance-survivors-hurricane-matthew-haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE – The World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting the Government of Haiti in providing emergency food assistance to 750,000 people in regions battered by powerful Hurricane Matthew. Responding to Emergencies Haiti Global Americas Emergencies Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:25:16 +0000 WFP 650474 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Distributing Food in Worst Affected Areas of Haiti (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-distributing-food-worst-affected-areas-haiti-media In its rampage through the Caribbean, Hurricane Matthew claimed lives, and left extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to roads and buildings, and electricity and water shortages in parts of Haiti and Cuba. Despite difficulties in reaching stricken areas due to road damage, initial food distributions started in Haiti this past weekend in the two most affected departments (South and Grande-Anse). Some 8,500 people were provided with food rations from WFP. In coordination with the Government of Haiti and international agencies, WFP has deployed logistics and assessment teams to bring relief and determine the wider impact on food and nutrition security. Ahead of the hurricane season, WFP had pre-positioned sufficient emergency supplies to feed up to 300,000 people for a month.  WFP in Action Climate Change Logistics Responding to Emergencies Haiti English Americas Video News Release Climate Change Emergencies General Food Distribution Hurricanes Logistics Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:30:03 +0000 WFP 650453 at https://www.wfp.org