WFP is preparing a six-month emergency operation to assist as many as 2 million people affected by Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Meanwhile, WFP food distributions began on Wednesday, reaching 3,000 people in the southern town of Jacmel on Wednesday.
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Because WFP works extensively in Haiti, we already have food stocks in the country. To begin with, WFP will distribute nutritious, High Energy Biscuits. The biscuits are important because they don't need any preparation, so they are ideal in situations like this. To find out more about High Energy Biscuits, watch this video.
WFP is also airlifting 86 metric tons of food from its emergency hub in El Salvador. This supply will provide food for 30,000 people for up to seven days. WFP emergency staff will also be sent to the affected areas.
WFP needs urget help from the international community to assist Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, where 1.8 million people were food insecure before the earthquake. Get involved. Make a difference. Donate now.