WFP Haiti Country Brief, August 2022 – Haiti


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In numbers

$64.8 million net financing needs over six months (September 2022 – February 2023), representing 49% of the total

$55.3 million for emergency response

*Figures on beneficiaries and transfers are not included. Due to the current situation, monitoring activities are limited and the numbers in departmental systems are underestimated.

Operational updates

• In August, WFP provided emergency assistance (food or cash) to 58,715 people and distributed USD 163,100 and 1,024 tons in three departments (Artibonite, Center and North-West) in six municipalities.

• Emergency assistance to respond to internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to gang violence distributed 60,078 hot meals twice a day to 1,152 IDPs in Cité Soleil. WFP also distributed 0.5 tons of Plumpy Doz, a ready-to-use food supplement, to 315 children to prevent malnutrition.

• WFP has completed the construction of four classrooms in two schools affected by the August 2021 earthquake in the department of Grand’Anse. In addition, WFP is completing the construction of six additional classrooms and three canteens before the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

• WFP, in collaboration with its cooperating partners, government officials, smallholder farmer associations and schools, organized a workshop on its Home Grown School Feeding Programme. In addition, WFP participated in a national consultation forum on education launched on 3, 4 and 11 August in coordination with UNESCO, UNICEF and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, in preparation for the “Summit on Education Transformation” in New York, a key initiative in response to a global education crisis.

• WFP has established technical collaboration with the Economic and Social Assistance Fund to support resilience activities in three departments (North-West, Grand’Anse and Nippes) heavily affected by food insecurity and the earthquake in August 2021.

• The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) Haiti transported 1,021 passengers through 120 flights and 750 kg of cargo for 97 registered organizations through a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft. Additionally, for the first time, UNHAS Haiti has launched online registration in Port-au-Prince. However, security constraints are having a significant impact on field mission travel with 11 flights canceled in August.

• The ship under contract with the WFP, the M/V Linda D, completed its fifth month of operation in Haiti. Due to the prevailing insecurity in the port areas, WFP resumed maritime services during the second week of August and only 7 voyages took place, carrying 867 tons of humanitarian cargo and 44 trucks. In addition to the chartered vessel, WFP made 3 trips carrying 30 tons and 9 vehicles through a local shipping service provider contracted in July.

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