We're fighting hunger, come with us
Welcome to On The Road Haiti! In this two-part series, Jim Farrell shows us what it’s like to be poor in Port-au-Prince, a city where everything seems dirty, including the food and water. We see what must be some of the worst roads on earth. As Jim explains these constitute a major challenges for WFP as it works to fight hunger on this impoverished island state.
Jim shows us the squalor in which Port-au-Prince residents try to eke out an existence. We meet a young mother who cannot even clothe, let alone feed, many of her children. And finally we see how WFP school meals projects are helping to save at least some of Haiti’s children from malnutrition.
For WFP, transporting food aid across Haiti is often a huge challenge. Some of the roads would turn the stomachs of the even the hardiest truckers. And as Jim explains, when the storm season starts, it will only get worse. Sadly, while everyone knows this, there’s little being done to improve the situation.