Haiti

Drought in Haiti: The impact on food security and WFP’s response scenario

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Background

  • Haiti is in its third year of drought exacerbated by the global El Nino weather phenomenon in 2015.

  • 3.6 million Haitians are currently facing food insecurity, among them 1.5 million are severely food insecure. This is a doubling of the severe food insecurity in the last 6 months. This was a key finding from an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by WFP and CNSA. EFSA data is still be analyzed and the report is expected to be finalized at the end of February.

  • The 2015 spring harvest fell below average with losses of up to 70 percent in some areas. This is a severe blow to food security in Haiti, where agriculture employs half of the working population and is generally a very important source of income among poor households.

Food insecurity

  • 3.6 million people food insecure

  • 1.5 million people severely food insecure

WFP’s response scenario

  • 1 Million beneficiaries targeted

  • Estimated budget: USD80 Million