22 March 2010

The Jan 12 earthquake left sisters Christelle and Caroline Saintil with no parents and no home. After weeks of uncertainty, living with a relative who couldn’t support them, they are now finding their feet in a WFP-supported orphanage, where regular meals help provide the sense of finally having a home again.

16 March 2010

WFP, the Haitian government and food experts from NGOs have just completed a comprehensive assessment which confirms the scale of the ongoing food needs in Haiti two months after the earthquake. The survey will shape policies to rebuild food security in the months ahead.

School Meals
2 March 2010

The Ecole Bethlehem in Port-au-Prince was badly damaged in the quake and the building is inaccessible. But the schoolyard has been declared safe and the kitchen and toilet are still functioning. So it has become one of the focal points of WFP's new school meals programme - open to all kids of school age in the area.

Earthquakes, General Food Distribution
2 March 2010

Eight weeks after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, WFP is now using a three-pronged approach to target food assistance precisely at the most vulnerable victims of the disaster. School meals, nutritious food products and targeted distributions are the keys to this strategy.

Earthquakes, Emergencies
26 February 2010

Singer Kris Allen, star of the 2009 American Idol TV talent show, got an insider’s look at an emergency relief operation recently when he spent a day with staff of WFP and other UN agencies in Haiti. He is helping raise awareness and funds for the UN operations.

Earthquakes, Focus on Women
23 February 2010

Since the earthquake in Haiti, WFP has provided food assistance to close to 4 million people in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Here are four women in the capital who each wanted to say thank you to WFP and its donors for the food they have received.

Earthquakes, Focus on Women, Nutrition
15 February 2010

Alongside general food distributions which have now reached more than 2.5 million people since the earthquake, WFP has started a nutrition drive. We are delivering specialised food to prevent malnutrition to 53,000 children under five and 16,000 pregnant and breast-feeding mothers.

Gender, Nutrition
12 February 2010

 WFP’s deliveries of food to earthquake survivors in Haiti have prioritized distributions to women, to ensure that all family members - men, women and children - receive the nutritious food they so badly need. In most cases women in person are collecting rations for their households.  

Earthquakes, Emergencies, Food for Assets, Nutrition
12 February 2010

On the one month anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, WFP hosted a high level meeting in Rome to discuss how UN agencies, donors and governments can support Haitian-led food security in the future. See what seven speakers said.

11 February 2010

WFP's Marcus Prior flew to Haiti soon after the earthquake to head up the public information team there. Since arriving he has followed every stage in the development of the emergency operation. A month after the devastating earthquake, he shares his personal reflections on the country and the humanitarian operation.