WFP provides food to Haiti


Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
UN agencies on Monday said that they are continue to support Haitians affected by the ongoing gang violence in the Port-au-Prince as the appeal for the country remains under funded.

WFP has provided over 28,000 meals to people who have been forced to flee their homes.

The agency delivered food assistance to some 480,000 people across the country since March, despite the widespread insecurity, and it praised the partners on the ground including Haitian NGO, local businesses and Haitian farmers’ organizations.

The UN agency has distributed more than 358,000 hot meals to more than 69,000 people in 48 displacement sites in the capital over the past month.

Humanitarian partners have delivered over 2.3 million liters of water to 29 displacement sites, which has benefited some 60,000 displaced people.

It said that traumatized Haitians, including children, have also received medicine and psychosocial support.

The health sector has been severely affected by the violence over the past month, with at least half of the health facilities in the capital either closed or functioning below their normal capacity, the agency stated.

The ongoing insecurity has worsened the dire humanitarian situation in Haiti.

More than 360,000 people are currently displaced, including some 160,000 in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, and more than 1,000 schools have been closed across the country.

The $674 million humanitarian plan for Haiti, announced in February, is only 7% funded.

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