WFP Haiti Country Brief, May 2017

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 May 2017

Highlights

  • WFP is implementing Food Assistance for Assets activities targeting 17,000 participants and malnutrition prevention activities targeting 27,000 children and 25,000 women in the hurricane-affected areas.

  • With the beginning of the hurricane season, which runs from 1 June to 30 November, WFP has prepositioned 3,240 tons of food to enable rapid response.

Operational Updates

Recovery interventions in Hurricane affected areas

• Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) activities have started in the Department of Grande Anse in the communes of Corail, Pestel, Les Irois, and Anse D’Haineault. A total of 10,000 people are participating in activities aiming at rebuilding livelihoods of communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.
WFP is working with 9 partners, among them UNDP and FAO, to ensure the projects benefits from complementary expertise and community knowledge. Participants will receive cash in exchange for their work to address their families’ immediate food needs. Additional FFA projects will start in June targeting 7,000 participants in Nippes and Artibonite.

• WFP is distributing specialized nutritious foods to approximately 27,000 children and 25,000 women in Grande Anse and Nippes, complemented by a family ration benefiting around 126,000 persons.

Kore Lavi / National Vulnerability Database

• A meeting was held with the General Director of the Ministry of Social Affairs (MAST) and Kore Lavi partners to confirm the steps for a progressive handover of management of Kore Lavi to the MAST from October 2018.

Local Purchases

• WFP and UFAPAL (Unit for purchases of local agricultural products under the Ministry of Agriculture) have organized trainings for seven farmers’ associations in the South department to facilitate their access to markets. Participants received trainings in organizational development, production, post-harvest handling, and quality control.

• WFP Home Grown School Feeding project delivered one hot meal a day to 6,190 children in Nippes with 27 tons of local products.

REACH

• REACH (Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and undernutrition) and the United Nations network for the SUN movement (Scaling up Nutrition) organized a strategic workshop with UN agencies on the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Haiti. The results and propositions will be used as the foundation of a strategy for food and nutritional security.